Monday, September 19, 2016

Syracuse, Sicily.

After the driving and the freakishly narrow roads it was time to park the car and not drive for a few more days. It was our last stop before we were to head back home and it was to be Syracuse, a city which has around 2,700 years of history to it. Having been part of differing groups history such as the Greeks, Romans, and Byzantines, who all used this city as a safe harbour and base to rule Eastern Sicily.

In more recent years you could see distinct quarters dedicated to different trades and skills. Even now walking around if a door is open you can catch a glimpse of someone working on a boat, a fishing net or stone plinth. It makes the winding laneways an adventure no matter how many times you walk them.

winding ways
The antenna brigade.

Yep, more stone churches

But this one had a wedding

All the locals dressed in their finery 

Notice the drone top left

Bald spot photos must be all the rage in Italy.

Back to my growing collection of Sicilian street cats.

looking tasty.... for ceramics.

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