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

 
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Jepson Field Book volume 15 page 94
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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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