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Sicily 9: Ragusa & Syracuse (Siracusa) [Sky Watch Friday]
We continued on to visit the Baroque town of Ragusa, yet another UNESCO World Heritage site. As we drew near, the view was not particularly attractive. However, once we were inside the town and began our walk, we were taken by the Baroque building facades. ...
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What an amazing collection of images to have experienced and shot!
Pre-Spring Aurora Explosion
Pre-Spring Aurora Explosion
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Sicily 8: Caltagirone [Sky Watch Friday]
Next in our itinerary was the hill top town, Caltagirone, another UNESCO World heritage site.  Caltagirone is the center for ceramic tile manufacturing in Sicily. This becomes evident when one ascends the long staircase connecting the lower and upper towns....
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Sicily 7: Enna and Villa Casale (Piazza Armerina) [Sky Watch Friday]
Our next destination was Enna, a mountain town that is the highest [3,054 ft] provincial capital in Italy. The town’s exceptional location affords wonderful views of the surrounding landscape. Our stay in Enna was brief, as our main objective was to visit t...
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Stanley Hattman commented on a post on Blogger.
What a grand collection of images!! I could even bear to look at some more shots of snow....  The second image is spectacular [even if the horizon is at the mid-line]. With the mist, lighting and silhouetted tree, it has a wonderful air of mystery. KUDOS!!
Before Winter Completely Fades
Before Winter Completely Fades
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Sicily 6: Agrigento [Sky Watch Friday]
We departed Selinunte and traveled southeast along the Mediterranean coast to Agrigento (founded in 580 BC). Here, too, in the Valley of Temples, there are the remains of multiple temples [dedicated to Hera, Concord, Heracles and Zeus]. As we entered the va...
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Sicily 5: Erice & Selinunte [Sky Watch Friday]
After leaving Segesta, we took a short ‘hop’ to the mountaintop town of Erice, where there was an awesome view down to the Gulf of Bonagia. I remember it was quite cloudy, chilly and windy. As fellow tour members were boarding the bus for the return to our ...
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Sicily 4: Segesta [Sky Watch Friday]
On our 4th day, we departed Palermo by bus and headed west to Trapani, on the Mediterranean Sea. That night, I managed to get a few decent shots of the sunset from our hotel restaurant window. We would spend two nights here and take some bus excursions. The...
Sicily 4: Segesta [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 4: Segesta [Sky Watch Friday]
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Sicily 3: Cefalù [Sky Watch Friday]
Another excursion was to the medieval coastal town Cefalù, with its landmark 12th century cathedral. As we approached the coast, we could see the town in the distance. This was shot through the bus window. Prior to reaching the town, we disembarked and mad...
Sicily 3: Cefalù [Sky Watch Friday]
Sicily 3: Cefalù [Sky Watch Friday]
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Sicily 2: Palermo 2 [Sky Watch Friday]
Using Palermo as our home base, we made several bus excursions to surrounding sites of interest. Just a few miles outside Palermo was the Monreale Cathedral, built in the late 12th century by William II (the last Norman king of Sicily). It is a unique maste...
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