With the sun always setting somewhere along the far end of the lake we have a perfect setup for shooting silhouettes…
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….
Over the years using the lake for recreation purposes (mainly swimming) has increased and with this last week’s soaring temps, everyone was looking for relief in its waters.
No matter where I travel in Italy I seem to find discarded roses.
Love gone wrong, perhaps?
One of the highlights of our recent River Shannon barge cruise was a journey to the Adare Country Pursuits where we were treated to an afternoon of interaction with some incredible birds of prey.
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.