The boat from Naples

“The Naples boat was on time. The crossing – it was May – had not been too gruelling. Lightly one stepped ashore and into the funicular, and, after a brief, slow, ascent, emerged into Piazza still warm under a late afternoon sun.

I was elated.”

The opening lines of Sybille Bedford’s 1948 essay on Capri. I’m yearning for this kind of sun:


image by Cressida Campbell.


  1. Isobel Higley · March 21, 2016

    Love the painting


  2. collectorscabinet · March 22, 2016

    Thanks Isobel, glad you liked it. Cressida Campbell is an Australian artist who specialises in beautiful still life’s of plates, bowls and flower pots and I might post some more of her work here.


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