Squadron Scrapbook Naples

Page Five

The photos on this page were contributed by Matt Wick, a former squadron member who served in Port Lyautey from 1957 to 1959. Matt took these photos of downtown Naples while on a maintenance detachment to the VR-24 Det, Naples in 1958.

Anyone who has photos or information that he/she cares to share with "shipmates" and friends is encouraged to send them to
Dick Prather, Webmaster/Editor of the VR-24 website.

(wick)

One of the many piazzas in Naples.

(wick)

Another piazza, this one appears to honor the Roman sea master, Neptune.

(wick)

Another piazza. This one looks a lot like the one on Via Roma that a well-oiled member of VR-24 laced with a box of soap powder. The deed was done after midnight when the fountain was shutdown. Though predictable, the results were not recorded.

(wick)

Alternate form of local transportation. Although Naples had an extensive and reliable system of buses, trolleys, and taxis by 1958, horse-drawn hacks such as this one were popular with tourists, lovers, and American sailors on liberty.

(wick)

Another shot of a horse-drawn conveyance, perhaps waiting for a fare, or for a well heeled tourist to shop for momemtos in a side street shop off Via Roma.

(wick)

View of a Naples street scene, possibly of Via Roma, a narrow thoroughfare dividing the older "uphill" part of Naples from the more modern part of the city encircling the waterfront.

(wick)

View of Normal castle looking west toward the royal palace and opera house.

(wick)

View looking east from Garibaldi Palace and opera house. Norman castle turrets visible to left and waterfront to the right side of photo.

(wick)

View inside Naples' famous glass covered arcade.

(wick)

View showing details of the arcade's iron-framed glass roof. Built in 1887, this arcade was reportedly the first of its kind, a forerunner of all present day malls worldwide.



Top of Page

Next Page

Go Direct to Capodichinno Scrapbook Page (1), (2), (3), (4), (6) (7) (8), (9) (10) (11) (12) (13) (14) (15) (16) (17) (18) (19) (20) (21) (22) (23) (24) (25) (26) (27) (28) (29) (30) (31) (32) (33) (34)

Return to Scrapbook Page One

Return to Home Page

Copyright 2002 VR-24 Association