Mt. Etna Revealed

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I remember studying about Mt. Etna in school and like many other things learned as a child, it stayed in my imagination (along with Iceland, Istanbul, Pompeii, Stonehenge, and a host of other intriguing places).  However, I never thought I would actually have the chance to see it!  Over a year ago I made my first excursion to Sicily, but Etna was, as she is many days, covered in clouds – as she was in November when I returned again to Sicily.  But as the saying goes, the third time was the charm and flying into Catania this spring I could see her dominating the landscape.

And then I was lucky enough to ‘climb’ Etna – via cable car, Arctic cat, and shoe leather….

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All photographs by delikızınyeri

Artistic Statements

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In the Bogside district of Derry, Northern Ireland are incredibly powerful murals done by local artists to protest policies against the Catholics, against poor social conditions, and against the lack of economic opportunity.   These are but a few of these masterpieces.

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Derry, Northern Ireland
All photographs by delikızınyeri