The peschereccio, the Italian fishing boat

The peschereccio, or fishing boat, is the simple subject of so many images of quaint Italian life. It contains the essence of the sea, and the promise of a fresh seafood dinner next to a sweating caraffe of cold white wine. It is the symbol of life in a seaside village, the reminder to take it slow, a reminder of the past that still exists in the present.

Now that the sun is going down on summer vacation and everyone is getting ready to return to the workdays of September, think of the fishing boats and the seagulls. Try to remember that life is, indeed, sweet.

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