Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily, Italy ~ April 27, 2004
Island of Ortygia
Fontaine d'Aréthuse, Papyrus
One of the coolest things about hot Syracuse was its flavor of ancient Egypt. Syracuse is the only place in Europe where papyrus grows "in a natural setting," as I read on this site. Scroll past the gigantic hotel ads and you can read more about papyrus in this Mediterranean city that seems to be part Europe and part Africa. We missed the papyrus museum, which may be on the mainland, and it appears that there is an opportunity for a career move if anyone should take a photo of it. I couldn't find one. There was a thriving papyrus industry in Syracuse at one time.
Papyrus grows in the refreshing Fontaine d'Aréthuse with its resident white ducks and long, dark fish.
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