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Visiting The Center For The Cult Of Venus.

Girl in Erice Sicily Italy

f/3.5 ISO 400 1/125 Nikkor 50mm

Eeerie Erice, Sicily (Motherland Tour Stop 2)

Next stop on the Motherland Tour of Sicily was Erice, a small medieval town situated high atop the legendary mountain of Eryx. This village supposedly has fabulous views looking west over the port of Trapani, but we were caught overnight and the next morning in the thickest and eeriest fog I have ever seen, and we were lucky to not bump into walls as we toured the streets. We were, however, able to locate the world-famous pasticceria “Maria Grammatico“, who is Siciliy’s most famous pastry chef and the subject of Mary Taylor Simeti’s book Bitter Almonds. I have to admit, though..although her cannoli were heavenly, the best cannolli were yet to be had until we reached the east  coast of Sicily (check back for details!!).

11 responses

  1. Stunning street portrait – wonderful!

    November 12, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    • Thanks AS, and thanks for the visit!

      November 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  2. Your photos are GOOD!!! Especially this one!

    November 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    • Thanks Paula. Perfect setting for taking a few street shots with the dense fog and beautiful cobbled streets.

      November 15, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      • I would like to go to Sicilia in the near future. What month were you there?

        November 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm

        • We were there in October and the weather was very nice, but a little rainy for a few days. We did spend some time swimming. Nice to avoid the summer heat.

          November 15, 2013 at 1:26 pm

  3. Such an elegant and timeless shot of age and youthful beauty in that softening foggy light!

    November 15, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    • Thanks Patti! I really appreciate your nice comments and visit

      November 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm

  4. Pingback: Erice – Fairy Tale Town and a Horde of Tourists | Backpacking heels

    • Thanks for the ping-back, I really appreciate it!

      December 2, 2013 at 6:34 am

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