Sunday, April 6, 2014

I'll let the photos talk.

Last month, after a rather hectic Q1, we spent a long weekend in Sicily. It was wonderfully peaceful and restorative - except for the back injury one of our too-brave-for-her-own-good dogs sustained, and a lost iPad. (Now healed, now found.)

I saw Greek temples and Roman amphitheatres and turquoise waters and trees heavy with lemons. I met more wonderfully kind Sicilians and ate more indescribably good food. I practiced my Italian. I drove fast (Malta has no highways). I read. I fell in love with a Sicilian Chardonnay. I dusted off my camera. I finished True Detective.

I returned to Malta trunk boot full of Modican chocolate, La Planeta wines, bits and bobs from IKEA,  a Sicilian cookbook and my first pair of grown-up shoes (which cost as much as a plane ticket, but luckily not at Sicily's outlet malls).

And somewhere in Sicily I found words again.

But none of the right ones to describe how breathtaking Ragusa is in the morning light -- I'll let the photos talk instead.









9 comments :

  1. Oh my goodness - stunning.

    Happy to hear Sicily helped you find your words. Perhaps Italy will help me find mine later this week.

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  2. Wow just wow! The photos are amazing!
    Sophie
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  3. Stunning, stunning. stunning. (Not even exaggerating, but I'm at a loss for words, too).

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  4. Wonderful photos. They speak to me more than words. Grazie mille.

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  5. Beautiful photos. What kind of Camera are you shooting on for traveling?

    I am headed to Sicily next week!!! Do you have one killer suggestion?!?!?

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  6. Beautiful Photos. What kind of camera are you using for your travel shots?

    I am headed to Sicily next week. If you had to make one suggestion for the island what would it be?

    great blog!

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    1. Thanks Austin! I use a Sony NEX 5.

      How exciting for you! My suggestion is to definitely rent a car -- the roads are in good condition and the driver's aren't too crazy, so it's the best way to see a lot of Sicily in a short time. Plus, the countryside is beautiful!

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  7. Your trip sounds like it was just wonderful! I'm sure the stunning locale helped quite a bit :)

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