Tag: sicily

  • Sicilian Sketchbook #3 – Agrigento

    The third and final installment from my Sicilian sketchbook comes from Agrigento in the southwest of Siciliy, home to the Valley of the Temples. It’s two months since we left and the memories, the feelings of calm and joy, are already starting to fade. But the temples, dating back to the 5th Century B.C., aren’t […]

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  • Sicilian Sketchbook #2 – Taormina

        From Taormina, Sicily, you can see the mainland of Italy. In the other direction you can see the smouldering volcanic giant, Mt. Etna. You can see a lot of things. It’s difficult, in a place like that, to not see something beautiful. As you might expect, the people who live in such a […]

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  • Sicilian Sketchbook #1 – Cefalu

    The first stop on my recent trip to Siciliy was the sleepy medieval village of Cefalu. It hasn’t changed a lot in the last 500 years. It wasn’t built for cars and it’s an unpleasant place to drive one. Ever since it was founded, centuries back into BC, people have laid on the sandy place […]

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  • Better Things

     “Here’s hoping all the days ahead won’t be as bitter as the ones behind you.” Ray Davies A friend once told me that I was the youngest 50 year old she’d ever met. I took it as a compliment at the time but now I’m not so sure. It’s no fun to be out of […]

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