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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Dilapidated Beauty

Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily, Italy ~ April 27, 2004
Island of Ortygia

After 2,500 years surrounded on three sides by seas and salt breezes, historic Ortygia is falling apart. Neither my old camera nor my skills with it were up to capturing some of the details I always love. In trying to lighten the shadows in Photoshop, I burned the sky into something less than its original pure blue. Such will be some of my pix from Syracuse, a magical city while it lasts.

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6 comments:

Small City Scenes said...

I feel like that sometimes and I am not 2500 years old. Thank goodness!! MB

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Who knew decay could be so gorgeous? I think you captured the details beautifully!

Lowell said...

The decay is palpable. Not to worry about the sky. I don't think most of us would even notice it 'cause our attention is directed toward the disintegration of the surfaces.

Pat Tillett said...

Hi Sheryl! Long time no see. Glad to see you are posting regularly again. I'll be trying to do the same. Hope you are doing well and feeling better. As to your old camera and skills not being up to it. Bah! It looks really good to me and I get the feeling of the place. That's what really matters, right? I'll be back to catch up later...

Francisca said...

Gorgeous scroll detail!

JM said...

Beautiful decay!