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Columns at Pergamon

 

A SERIES OF PICTURES FROM SICILY

TAKEN DURING A STUDY TRIP TO HISTORICAL AND SIGNIFICANT SITES OCTOBER 2008

 

The fortress at Erice.
The city is the traditional place of burial of Anchises, the father of Aeneas.

 

Salt pans at Trapani.
The windmills pumped the water from one pan to the next.

 

The Temple at Segesta from the theatre.

 

The Temple was never finished.
It was probably built to impress the Athenians and promote a treaty in 416BC.

 

The theatre at Segesta.

 

Another view of the unfinished Temple.

 

A view of the vast site of Selinunte.

 

Columns lying where the earthquake left them at Selinunte.

 

The Temple of Hera at Agrigento.

 

The Temple of Concord in the evening light, Agrigento.

 

Looking back up the Sacred Way at the Temple of Concord in the evening light.

 

The theatre at Syracuse.

 

The harbour entrance at Syracuse.
It was across this gap that the Syracusans built a boom to trap the Athenian fleet in the harbour in 413BC.

The Bay of the Sirens where Aeneas is purported to have landed.

 

The Island of Lipari in the Aeolian group.

 

Lipari - looking towards the centre of the settlement.

 

The facade of the Norman Cathedral at Cefalu.
The building dates to the end of the 12th century AD.


The cathedral dominates this view of the city of Cefalu.
The onerhanging rock is a landmark.


The Pantokrator mosaic in the cathdral apse.

 

The late Roman forum at Tyndaris.

 

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