I can’t believe I haven’t posted in a month! My apologies to everyone who follows my blog. Nick and I have just returned from Sicily where we had terrible internet access. Now that I am back on our Canadian WiFi, I really appreciate just how fast it is.
While we were in Sicily we were fortunate enough to be offered a friend’s apartment in Ortigia for a few days. (Thank you Linda!) Ortigia is a very small island immediately off of Siracuse. (see the map at the bottom of the post). It is a lovely island. Linda and her husband Bruno told us that Ortigia is the place where many of the celebs park their yachts – Steven Spielburg, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Cruise, Steve Martin – and of course many anonymous millionaires and some billionaires. We looked and looked and saw no celebs but did see some pretty amazing yachts from the Grand Cayman Islands and a few other places.
This is an island made for photographers. One of my favourite places there to take pictures was the duomo or cathedral. The photo at the top was one of the pillars at the entrance to the cathedral. It was so tall that it seemed made for taking the shot looking up. Here are a few more shots of the cathedral.
Ortigia was a wonderful place to visit – baroque architecture everywhere. However, the parking on the island is crazy and the tourists (including us) are everywhere. I don’t think I would want to live there but I am very glad we had the opportunity to see it!