Exercises in defining Sicily

There is an old saying that a life well lived is when you succeed in defining who you are, every day, in every action or thought. And because that requires a lot of introspection, we begin to define our surroundings – always easier to look outwards…

But by doing that, we inevitably reduce it to one dimension – the point of view we have, the preconceptions that shape our understanding and the ability we have, given our level of experience and knowledge.

With these ponderings in mind, I hereby proceed along the erroneous road and attempt to define Sicily in photographs. Or more precisely, define Sicily through me as window.

Display of diversity
Display of diversity
Sense of humor - Museo delle Marionette
Sense of humor – Museo delle Marionette
Getting close to Etna - the different layers of getting to know the mighty giant
Getting close to Etna – the different layers of getting to know the mighty giant
Gorgeus gorges of Alcantara
Gorgeus gorges of Alcantara
Colorful history
Colorful history
Pagann beauty - inside Ortigia's cathedral, a great example of pagan symbols asimilated by Christianity
Pagann beauty – inside Ortigia’s cathedral, a great example of pagan symbols asimilated by Christianity
Secret alleys - Scicli, a most charming small mountain town
Secret alleys – Scicli, a most charming small mountain town
Imposing sites - Agrigiento, southern Sicily
Imposing sites – Agrigiento, southern Sicily
Sense of time passing
Sense of time passing, passeggiata in Ortigia
Colorful in every way
Colorful in every way
Scents and blossoms
Scents and blossoms
Undiniable ability to take your breath away
Undiniable ability to take your breath away

 

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