06 February 2008


As it happens, we will be vacationing this weekend in a dump.

In a nutshell, Naples trash collectors stopped collecting trash because there was nowhere to put it. All of the dumps are full, and nobody seems to be able to figure out what to do about it. The mob runs waste disposal operations (causing major pollution issues due to lack of oversight), and government proposals to fix the problem have been met with resistance because no one trusts the government to do a better job than organized crime. They've been ordered to clean up but as far as I can tell, the problem (such a paltry word when referring to tons and tons of garbage) still remains.

So this weekend I may be photographing monumental trash piles instead of monuments. I have no idea if the problem extends to Capri or not. Crossing my fingers for "not."

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