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This cathedral is truly a rarity. One can see the transformation this sacred place has gone through from an ancient Greek temple to a cathedral with Medieval and Baroque architecture. Its metamorphosis throughout history is evident just by looking at the architecture of this church.
This sacred place has over 2,400 years of history. The cathedral was founded on the ruins of the Temple of Athena, built by the tyrant Gelon. The Doric ...
... Exploring the salt flats -- in operation since 700 BC when they were started by the Phoenicians. The ever-changing light -- even during the storm. The contrasts of historic and crumbling, and despairingly urban and crumbling. The emergence of Mt. Etna after the storm -- snow-coated and spilling ash out of its top, viewed through the frame of a Greek theater perched above the Ionian coastline. The elegance of the Corso of tiny ...
Looking over the sea, seats would have hosted crowds to watch comedy's and tragedies on the floor below them. These performances were the genesis to the theatre culture we have today. Greeks performed in a full circle called the orchestra where dancers would act out the play. It wasn't until the Romans when stages began to be formed like we have today in our theatre culture. The arts ...
... but tonight was very interesting. We had no idea what we had ordered for dinner, it was hard to get an English translation but all in all it wasn't too bad. Neil and I really enjoyed our steaks with mushrooms and John and Maxine enjoyed their seafood pasta!! We had lots of laughs over the ...
... Chalcis in Euboea and Naxos in the Cyclades. We then headed back for a gelato and coffee at G&C before our last walk down the mall. Neil bought a "man bag" and new wallet!! Shock horror!! We had a wine and watched the passing parade on our last night in Taormina. Tomorrow we head for ...