The man from Nocea

by Vegemite Spaghetti July. 27, 2017 963 views

As depicted in my photography, I am quite the opposite to a typical tourist.

A group of tourists, in my opinion, are like a busy hive of bees that all buzz together to the same site or tourist attraction. They buzz and then they leave, absorbing nothing. Sometimes being busy taking selfies, rushing to catch the next bus, you can miss beautiful treasures that lie right underneath your nose. Appreciate the tranquility and enjoy the diversity of a new country and culture and then you will grow to love travelling.

I love exploring alleyways and back streets. Yesterday I came across this little man from Nocea. His name was Aldo. Aldo sits in the cloister all day with his tools creating sand stone replicas of churches from his town Nocea. Nocea is a little town not on the Amalfi Coast but past Salerno near Cavva. Aldo comes everyday with his pick axe and his work table, and works on all his pieces.

He takes great pride with his work. He told me that the rocks he collects are very sacred as they come from Valle delle Ferriere which is a hike away from Amalfi. The other type is old coral from the sea. Enjoy this photo story of Aldo, the man from Nocea.

The work bench.

The work bench.

Battesimo in Nocea. Aldo has a book to refer to to ensure that his sculpturing is accurate.

Battesimo in Nocea. Aldo has a book to refer to to ensure that his sculpturing is accurate.

And it is. 8 windows, we counted.

And it is. 8 windows, we counted.

The master's tools.

The master's tools.

As my luggage is a complete capacity, I did however manage to fit this tiny little sculpture.

As my luggage is a complete capacity, I did however manage to fit this tiny little sculpture.

Aldo grazie!

Aldo grazie!

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Camellia Staab 3 years, 9 months ago

Great write up and wonderful photos. Makes me miss the area.

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