Every turn of the head brought another example of the beauty of Sicily. Today, I’m sharing some of the prettiness I saw on my recent trip to Sicily, the land of my ancestors.
Whether it’s Morocco, India or yes, Sicily, the arch plays a key role in architecture and beauty. Of course, color is a very big deal in Mediterranean countries and I loved this yellow. Wouldn’t it be fun to walk through this doorway every day? I find myself just staring at this photo and seeing something new each time.
Some art is simply unintentional….and unexpected. I saw this and thought it was beautiful.
The simplicity of the bench made it a perfect modern fit for a niche in an ancient cave. I’m pretty sure this was near the ruins of Siracusa. I loved it. Here is a closer view:
At a wine estate outside our room:
Stone and wood: simple, natural, lovely.
Here’s the vineyard at Gulfi Wine Estate. Isn’t it gorgeous?
I remember my grandmother saying she loved to eat prickly pears:
And this is what the berries look like:
And then, on a plate:
This 15th century house sits high on a hill. I zoomed in to get it. Note the tiny window. Those are capers growing outside it. In the wild.
I saw this modern sculpture in a church. Here’s a closer view:
I am pretty sure the sign said in Italian, Who will cry for this death?
I’d like to tell you I know for sure where I took all these, but my usual organizational skills went the way of my good health in Sicily. I can say for sure, though, that these were taken at the front end of trip in the vicinity of Siracusa and Modica and at the Gulfi Wine Estate.