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Naples

Forever associated with nearby Mount Vesuvius, the ancient Greeks built Neapolis - their "new city"
- some time around 700BC to take advantage of its sheltered position in the curve of the Bay.

Later taken over by the Romans, and eventually a centre of first the Kingdon of the Two Sicilies,
and then the Kingdom of Naples, the city was quick to endorse the new Italian Republic with a
popular vote that's commemorated in the name of 'Piazza del Plebiscito'

Photos from over the years we've known the city... some were 35mm slides, some not!

Click on them individually to see larger versions, and a few explanatory notes
Castel dell'Ovo on its little island
Castel dell'Ovo on its little island
... in January...
... in January...
... in March...
... in March...
.. and mid-summer
.. and mid-summer
Snow - and cloud - in January
Snow - and cloud - in January
Under a cloud in February
Under a cloud in February
Departing Beverello
Departing Beverello
Yacht harbour
Yacht harbour
Rainbow's end
Rainbow's end
Naples - the cruise terminal, in 2006
Naples - the cruise terminal, in 2006
Looming Vesuvius - 1
Looming Vesuvius - 1
Looming Vesuvius - 2
Looming Vesuvius - 2
Vesuvius and Naples at dusk
Vesuvius and Naples at dusk
Aerial view of Il Vulcano Buono
Aerial view of Il Vulcano Buono
The Bay of Naples - from the Castel dell'Ovo rooftop
The Bay of Naples - from the Castel dell'Ovo rooftop
From Vomero, looking north
From Vomero, looking north
The view from Posillipo
The view from Posillipo
Certosa Panorama
Certosa Panorama
Castel Sant'Elmo and the Certosa
Castel Sant'Elmo and the Certosa
Excavations for new Metro station
Excavations for new Metro station
Castel Nuovo
Castel Nuovo
Entrance to Castel Nuovo
Entrance to Castel Nuovo
Entrance to Castel Nuovo
Entrance to Castel Nuovo
Castel Nuovo
Castel Nuovo
The damage done to the castle gate by a cannon ball
The damage done to the castle gate by a cannon ball
Fresco inside the Castel Nuovo
Fresco inside the Castel Nuovo
Chapel
Chapel
Fresco in the Castel Nuovo
Fresco in the Castel Nuovo
t4%2f85%2f449985%2f4%2f52425179.I_DSCN0806.jpg The seaward side of Castel Nuovo
The seaward side of Castel Nuovo
The seaward facade of Villa Floridiana
The seaward facade of Villa Floridiana
The gardens
The gardens
The art and antiques collection
The art and antiques collection
View from Vomero...
View from Vomero...
View south west from Villa Floridiana
View south west from Villa Floridiana
Shopping
Shopping
Balconies
Balconies
Washday
Washday
Presepe figures
Presepe figures
Convent entrance
Convent entrance
A constant reminder
A constant reminder
Via San Severino
Via San Severino
Fishing boats and yachts in the harbout at Mergellina
Fishing boats and yachts in the harbout at Mergellina
Restaurants round the yacht marina - near Castel d'Uovo
Restaurants round the yacht marina - near Castel d'Uovo
Borgo Marinaro, Naples
Borgo Marinaro, Naples
San Francesco di Paola
San Francesco di Paola
Pigeons in Piazza del Plebiscito
Pigeons in Piazza del Plebiscito
The duomo's dome
The duomo's dome
Galleria Umberto - one of the earliest shopping malls
Galleria Umberto - one of the earliest shopping malls
Domed glass roof in the Galleria
Domed glass roof in the Galleria
Inside the Galleria Umberto 1st...
Inside the Galleria Umberto 1st...
Early photograph of the Galleria Umberto I
Early photograph of the Galleria Umberto I
The Galleria, from high on the Castel Nuovo
The Galleria, from high on the Castel Nuovo
Finestella di Marechiaro - Posillipo
Finestella di Marechiaro - Posillipo
Marechiaro  - Posillipo - and a distant Capri
Marechiaro - Posillipo - and a distant Capri
One of the lidos at Marechiaro
One of the lidos at Marechiaro
Sept... Fontana dell'Immacolatella
Sept... Fontana dell'Immacolatella
Fountain detail
Fountain detail
The Darsena Acton
The Darsena Acton
Coast Sightseeing
Coast Sightseeing
Just outside town
Just outside town
Going up!
Going up!
Beluga on the runway
Beluga on the runway
Santa Chiara
Santa Chiara
Santa Chiara
Santa Chiara
Under Santa Chiara - Roman baths
Under Santa Chiara - Roman baths
Castel dell'Ovo and Pizzofalcone
Castel dell'Ovo and Pizzofalcone
t3%2f85%2f449985%2f4%2f122939733.OFdqBpjH.jpg Ferries at the port
Ferries at the port
Mergellina
Mergellina
How convenient !
How convenient !
'Early' column drum...
'Early' column drum...
Keeping the harbour clean
Keeping the harbour clean
Gunboats of the Guardia di Finanza
Gunboats of the Guardia di Finanza
When the boat comes in
When the boat comes in
Morning in Naples
Morning in Naples
Via San Severino - Napoli
Via San Severino - Napoli
San Gregorio Armeno
San Gregorio Armeno
Via San Gregorio Armeno
Via San Gregorio Armeno
The Immacolatella - goodbye to all that
The Immacolatella - goodbye to all that