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Monday, January 7, 2013

Gothic on Turquoise

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

This canal separates the Island of Ortygia (far side) from the rest of Syracuse. The water really is an amazing shade of turquoise. The canal doubles as a harbor. Most visitors park in the large lot behind me and walk across the bridge, the Ponte Umbertino. Ortygia really is a wanderer's paradise. There is so much to be attracted by even in this small corner before my lens. Besides the boats and the colors, I was especially intrigued by the red Venetian Gothic building. Someone posted a shot on Flickr that shows its detail. I've already blogged a favorite photo of this scene taken from the bridge, and this link will take you to a map showing how Ortygia joins the "mainland" of Sicily.

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4 comments:

longbeachpeninsuladailyphoto said...

Such a lovely scene. I've always wanted to visit Venice and ride in a gondola. This reminds me of that.

JM said...

What a wonderful building and contrasting colours.

Cezar and Léia said...

This picture is really precious!The color of the water is magnificent!Ahhh I love Italy!
Léia

Pat Tillett said...

I'm really going to have to consider going to that part of the world. I never wanted to earlier in life, but now I think I REALLY do...