Saturday, October 29, 2011

PhotoHunt; Broken

Broken as in 'ruin'.

The Greek amphitheater in Taormina, Sicily. Amid the Roman ruins of the island, this ruin certainly harks back to the Hellenistic period and demonstrates the Greek influence on this southern area of the Italian peninsula/island. In its day used as an amphitheater for oratory and by gladiators as a sport. Mount Etna can be viewed from here as much of Taormina is overshadowed by this active volcano.


Trekcapri said...

Hi M, what wonderful photos of Sicily. They are great choices for this week's take. Sicily must be a great place to visit. I hope I can visit there one day too. I hope when I visit Paestum I will get a small taste when I hope see the ancient greek temples there.

Thanks so much for sharing your photos. I enjoyed learning about the history a lot.

Annie said...

These are so beautiful. Sicily looks like such an amazing place.

Glad to hear that you are planning a trip to New Orleans! I really had a good time. The food is amazing. I'm going to do some reviews for Slow Travel but haven't had time yet.

We stayed at the Prytania Park Hotel in the lower Garden District. Nice place, not fancy but clean and comfortable.

Best restaurant: Dante's Kitchen. Amazing farm-to-table place, very fresh and creative. It's in the Uptown neighborhood and you can get there via the St. Charles Ave streetcar.

I also liked the gumbo z'herbes at The Gumbo Shop in the French quarter. And the beignets at Cafe du Monde (I'm not a big do-nut fan, but these things are at a different level).

Anyway, let me know if you have any questions. It's a fun city to take photos of!

Oh, we took a GREAT walking tour of the Garden District with New Orleans Historic tours. 2 hours, $20, and the guide was excellent. They offer other tours too; next time I want to take their French Quarter tour.

menehune said...

Thanks for your comments, Kathy and Annie. Annie thanks too for your suggestions for NoLa! Appareciate it....