The lighthouse of Capraia

ImageOn the island of Capraia, there is bright sunlight, harsh wind, seagulls, and not much else. It was once tended by a lighthouse, which has since fallen into disrepair. Now nobody lives on the island at all.

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You can find only the remnants of civilization, unless you bring your own. But nonetheless, it is beautiful. As the story goes, this collection of islands once housed Julia the Younger, the granddaughter of Emperor Augustus, during her exile. It is not too difficult to imagine it.The lighthouse was filled with plaster dust that had collected on the stairs and over the chipped tiles. If you walked up the winding staircase to the roofless lookout, you could see miles in every direction. And then you realized just how wild the place was.

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