Castellammare del Golfo
Taken this summer in Sicily_Castellammare del Golfo
♦Sicily is the largest Island in the mediterranean sea belonging to Italy.
♦Well known for blood oranges, lemon, olive and fig…
as well for the highest and most active vulcano in Europe the Mount Etna
♦of course we know the problem with the Mafia
Canon Digital Ixus 85 IS
Winner of the Challenge Italy at Night
Featured in à EUROPA 22. Jan. 2010
Featured in Light and Reflection 21. Jan. 2010
TOP 1O 18. JAN. 2010 in the _The Compact Group ONE per day_
Compact Group_Image of the week_April 09
Vision of Italy_20.February 10
Islands of the World_1.June 11
Around the World_1.June 11
Woman Photographers_3. June 11
Old Birch had this to say about this lovely image:
“I Love the symmetry, the colours, the black background, the marvelous reflection, the composition, the exposure. The two “layers” of buildings really gives it depth, both on top and in the reflection. I want to keep looking at this photo. Love it!”
Sicily (Italian and Sicilian: Sicilia, [siˈtʃiːlja]) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, comprising an autonomous region of Italy. Minor islands around it, such as the Aegadian Islands, Aeolian Islands, Pantelleria, Lampedusa are part of Sicily. Its official name is Regione Autonoma Siciliana (English: Sicilian Autonomous Region).
Sicily, like all regions of Italy, has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and language. The Sicilian economy is diversified. The agriculture sector is significant with citrus fruits (mainly oranges and lemons), olives and olive oil, grapes and wine. Tourism and real estate are important sectors for the island (→Economic sectors). Sicily also holds importance for archeological and ancient sites such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples and Selinunte. The archaeological site of Selinunte contains five temples centered on an acropolis. There are continuous excavations that occur in Sicily due to its extensive history.
Topography of Sicily
Mount Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. It is located in the Province of Catania.
View of the town of Vizzini, on the slopes of Monte Lauro in the Hyblaean Mountains
Sicily has been known since ancient times for its roughly triangular shape, which earned it the name Trinacria source: Wikipedia