|Fisherman near Naples|
|Car worker in Turin|
There is a rather ancient looking automobile to the right of the I Lira design( above right), as Turin is the home of the Fiat motor company, and in the background is a view of the mountains of Piemonte. Having recently visited Naples and gazed daily on the wonderful view of Mount Vesuvius across the bay, it was only today that I noticed in the 20 Lira stamp shown above left, that in the background is Mount Vesuvius itself. Surprisingly this Neapolitan fisherman has not actually appeared on any of my ships, and I think this may be because he looks far too laid back, leaning against the ropes of his boat, whereas my "crews" have all been hard at work on various tasks. I have used him as one of the characters peering out from between the pillars of the Leaning tower of Pisa though, and he may well reappear in future in another role!
|Detail from Leaning Tower of Pisa - see Landmarks on www.rachelmarkwick.co.uk|