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Sette Notti in Sicilia!

We have just spent a week on a two centre touring break in Sicily. It was tiring but very rewarding and we saw some great sights (and sites!). We began with a three night stay in Agrigento on the southern coast, from where we could easily travel to the Valley of the Temples - a bit of a misnomer as the temples are, in fact, atop a ridge.

1. The first temple we visited was the Temple of Juno, which is relatively well preserved -



2. Then it was on to the Temple of Concordia, which is remarkably intact, bearing in mind these temples in the Doric style were constructed around the 6th and 5th century BC.



3. Another view of the Temple of Concordia with the fragmented bronze sculpture of fallen Icarus - must have been a good night out!



After walking the length of the Valley of the Temples, we then visited the Archaeological Museum in Agrigento - not only were there fine exhibits but also the outside area proved to be very photogenic -

4. The Ekklesiasterion (assembly meeting place) and the Oratory of Phalaris, with the sea beyond -



and finally, in the grounds of the museum,

5. The Cloisters of a Cistercian monastery -



All taken with the OM-D EM-5, 12-50mm lens.

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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Bellissimi foto, brava
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Annie - What a marvelous set of such a wonderful location.
I enjoyed all your pictures especially the last.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Thanks for posting these, I enjoyed them very much!
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

great shots of times long gone....thanks Annie for posting these.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Great set Ann1e, looks a fantastic place - it's on the list.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Nice set of images Ann1e 3 & 4 are my favourites, the Temple of Concordia looks in amazing condition.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Wonderful thread, I didn't realise the Sicilian ruins were so good.
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Lovely set Ann1e, No1 for me.
It conveys just how I always think these ancient temples should look.
Lucky you to have these countries reasonably close.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

It looks as though you had a great time there Annie. Some smashing shots, I especially like the composition and obvious thought you put into #1.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Ann1e, what a magnificant holiday Thanks for showing some amazing artifacts in great images I lurve the first and the Oleanda Roses too

I had no idea that such Temples exist in Sicilia
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Nice scenery! Almost unreal to me - especially so with the fallen Icarus! I would love to see that in person.
Did you clone out people or were you so lucky to have these places to your own? If not for the detailed clouds, I would have thought a ND30 filter or something was used to get rid of the crowds.
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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Very nice set in particular No 3 it's amazing how these buildings have survived for so long.

Thanks for sharing these images.

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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

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Did you clone out people or were you so lucky to have these places to your own? If not for the detailed clouds, I would have thought a ND30 filter or something was used to get rid of the crowds.
No cloning but it was busy. Although our tour guide did get us up and out pretty early an organised tour is never going to beat independent travellers! We were certainly better off than some. Here we are at the Temple of Concordia with one party viewing and another waiting to go in! -

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and it's not just the people we had to contend with - I didn't clone anyone out of my pix, just remained patient! As well as other visitors to the site you also have unsightly lighting set-ups and various barriers around the temples. Also, you very often have to put up with other pesky photographers, aka my husband! -

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Re: Sette Notti in Sicilia!

Hello again Annie
Judging from the fence it suggests that pipple because pipple being what they/we are not allowed in and if so I can understand it!!
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