Rocco Forte Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
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... city with great temples and two harbours. It was sacked in 409 BC by Carthage (Tunisia today) and never really recovered. This was followed by an earthquake in the 8th century. Apparently from the air you can see the columns fell like dominoes.
Why did I think these ruins were the best? I think it is because the preserve is large and there are no encroaching cities or industries. The ruins of eight temples plus the houses, ...
... U-shaped grooves on the stone blocks used for the ropes of the cranes which lifted the blocks. We posed the engineer beside them.
At this point we trudged the Sicilian km (meaning much longer than the advertised km) up the hill to the Museo Archeologico which contains well preserved relics of the digs. Lois and Larry checked off the top ten items; I strolled through, pausing to gaze at the Telamon, one of 38 colossal ...
... some of the equipment from local "entrepreneurs " and the medical staff limped on. Evidently the Canadian medical equipment did not end up at the same place as the medical team. Dr. Bonnell, Lois's dad, had to develop his x-ray film in the basement of the hospital in Catania where it was the coolest. It was a hot July in Sicily in 1943.
So as we have been travelling along we have occasionally talked about 70 years ago. But today Gela just didn't do it for ...
... Just the art of construction of such grand proportions, and the architecture, let alone the complexities of art and design, reminded me of how very small we are in the universe! People dine so much later here. I was the only person at Per Bacco trattoria last night before 8.30pm. The mixed sea food grillata was lovely, and I decided to return this evening. I waited till 8.00pm, and there was a French couple already eating. A few other tourists arrived before 9pm , and as I ...
... to visit two of the temples. Both the Temple of Juno and the Temple of Concord date from around 450 BC and are in various states of decay. They are still quite grand and imposing buildings set into a rocky landscape surrounded by olive and almond trees. And while the modern city of Agrigento is clearly visible on the distant valley side you can still get a strong sense of the ancient city set out before you. It was hot though and we were keen to go to a beach on ...