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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 94 | University and Jepson Herbaria Archives, University of California, Berkeley

Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 94
Amalfi, Italy  the terraced gardens of the abrupt hills, every foot terraced, the trees with flat tops and covered with brushy covering as a protection against frost; the lemons hanging thickly on the under side as we looked up at them from below; grapes trained up 15 ft. high on poles; men at the villages drying maccarni on cloths on the ground, little star-shaped pieces with a hole in the centre, running over the whole with their bare feet. At Amalfi we had an elegant lunch (2.50) at the Hotel Marina Riviera, the best maccaroni I ever tasted! We went to see the Cathedral and its crypt. ::::::::: Feb. 18, 1906.  All the way we were pursued by swarms of beggar children -- mostly girls, often very pretty and with great animation and charming ways. They were certainly more insistent than elsewhere in Europe  Beyond Amalfi we reached a headland and had a fine view of the towns we had passed, the great curve of the bay, the snowy [?] mts near at hand and in the far distance across the gulf billowy and crumpled. I have never seen a finer view of the kind, one more seductive one more restful. Next we had Positano climbing the hill from the sea which I want
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