Capri vacation

joan in capri, italy

We're finishing off our week-long trip to Italy with a few more photographs taken by my grandfather Sid of my grandmother Joan in June of 1979. 

I love these photographs so much -- two of my very favorite people on vacation to one of my very favorite places in the world. My world collides in these photographs...my maternal grandparents enjoying the place where my parents and paternal grandparents (and great-grandparents if you remember that story) fell in love. How is that for a good family story?

One day I'll show these photographs to my children and grandchildren. They are true family heirlooms. 

Joan with a horse and some pigeons in Rome, Italy. She loved all animals.

Joan with a horse and some pigeons in Rome, Italy. She loved all animals.

Joan with my parents in Capri, Italy. They packed light for the occasion...ha! Check out the lime green car (Fiat?).

Joan with my parents in Capri, Italy. They packed light for the occasion...ha! Check out the lime green car (Fiat?).

Joan exploring Capri, Italy.

Joan exploring Capri, Italy.

My pretty grandmother. The colors in this one are so lovely. This is Italy to me -- terra cotta pots of flowers and sun-faded buildings with terraces and shutters.

My pretty grandmother. The colors in this one are so lovely. This is Italy to me -- terra cotta pots of flowers and sun-faded buildings with terraces and shutters.

capri in the summer of '79

These photos were taken by Joan and Sid in June of 1979 while they were on the Isle of Capri, Italy for my parents' wedding. Film photography does an excellent job of capturing the Capri light and the colors...As amazing as digital photography is, it just can't quite compare.

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Jonathan and I traveled to Capri in August of 2010. You can see some of my own photos of Capri here.

On the Road: Capri, Italy

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Come with us to Capri, Italy. If you feel like you've been here before, you have. We blogged about Capri here, but we feel like such natural beauty deserves multiple posts with lots of breathtaking photos and few words. We can almost feel the sea air on our faces...

If you are in the mood for a real Italian vacation, check out my aunt's sightseeing company that provides tours of the Campania region.

All photography provided by Fred Cannon for Gerald & Joan.