After visiting Vernazza, one of the five towns that make up the Cinque Terre region in Italy, I kept noticing the scene in photographs everywhere I looked on the Internet after I returned home.


I started to realize that I had just become familiar with a place whose main source of revenue is tourism, and that so many photos of this place exist. Not to mention, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world, well, at least that I’ve been to. I decided that I was just experiencing the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon.