Happy glorious Earth Day! (Sea view from Scopello, Sicily)
Dusk in Trapani, Sicily
Trapani’s salt flats at dusk.
Go, Tell It On the Mountain
A Powerful Impression
At the Temple of Heracles in Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, you’ll find eight reconstructed Doric-style columns from the massive 6th century BC structure. Like the Greek god for which it’s named, the sacred edifice leaves a powerful impression.
Smoking in the Distance
Panorama with Mount Etna in the far distance.
This is the Maria Stella windmill from the Trapani salt pans. It is one of many windmills whose movement worked a mechanism that ground salt that had been collected from the flats when the sea water held in the flats evaporated. In the past, when this windmill was in use, its large wooded blades were…
As Far As The Eyes Can See
Sicily’s interior, province of Caltanissetta.
Up the Steps from Via Atenea
If you’re in Agrigento, follow the set of steps off of Via Atenea. Once you get to the top (There are many, many steps!), you’ll find the Monastero di Santo Spirito, pictured here, where, since 1290 Cistercian nuns have served the Church. Traditionally, the nuns were cloistered (meaning, they secluded themselves from the world). Today…
The Tyrrhenian Sea
The Tyrrhenian Sea from the outlook over Castellammare del Golfo.
Swimming in Her Sea
Last summer, I swam here, at Isola delle Femmine, by jumping from the side of a glass-bottomed boat.