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Monday, January 11, 2010

Ancient ruin on a hill

Temple at Segesta, Sicily, Italy Segesta, Sicily, Italy ~ April 26, 2004

When we were planning this trip, Lee looked at a picture he found in a guidebook and said, "That's the destination" - the end point before heading back to the mainland. It was Segesta, a picturesque ruin on a hill at the far side of Sicily. The ancient temple was stunning, almost isolated, and very peaceful. Although located in Italy, the ruins are, as they appear, Greek. The way the temple is situated adds dramatically to its appeal. I found a great location photo of it here.

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4 comments:

cieldequimper said...

This is a fantastically evocative photo by its composition.

VP said...

Nice to see some Italy in your pictures. I can't remember the movie, but there is an impressive sequence from the air arriving at this temple. Probably a film of the Taviani brothers, but I'm not sure...

Jacob said...

You've done very well here, Sheryl. A sense of desolation comes through, yet is tempered by the greenery and that blue sky - giving a sense that renewal is possible.

JM said...

I really like the angle, the green bush looks great in the foreground!