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Exercises in defining Sicily

There is an old saying that a life well lived is when you succeed in defining who you are, every day, in every action or thought. And because that requires a lot of introspection, we begin to define our surroundings – always easier to look outwards…


But by doing that, we inevitably reduce it to one dimension - the point of view we have, the preconceptions that shape our understanding and the ability we have, given our level of experience and knowledge.

With these ponderings in mind, I hereby proceed along the erroneous road and attempt to define Sicily in photographs. Or more precisely, define Sicily through me as window.

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Display of diversity

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Sense of humor - Museo delle Marionette

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Getting close to Etna - the different layers of getting to know the mighty giant

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Gorgeous gorges of Alcantara

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Colorful history

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Pagan beauty - inside Ortigia's cathedral, a great example of pagan symbols assimilated by Christianity

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Secret alleys - Scicli, a most charming small mountain town

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Imposing sites - Agrigiento, southern Sicily

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Sense of time passing, passeggiata in Ortigia

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Colorful in every way

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Scents and blossoms

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Undeniable ability to take your breath away

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