Sunday, February 21, 2010
TRAVEL THE WORLD - ERICE, SICILY
In 2000 we spent two wonderful weeks in Sicily. We saw many interesting things - ancient Greek temples being the most noteworthy. The food was excellent, the people were friendly, hotels were very good and not too expensive, and the swimming was great. Featured in the photos is the citadel of Erice. Occupied since ancient times, Erice has two castles and sits atop a mountain some 750 metres above the sea. We spent an hour or two exploring the place. I found it interesting, but, because most of Erice was totally deserted, the experience was somehow threatening. Perhaps I was affected by a slight tendency to vertigo and an overactive imagination that made it seem possible I might be tossed into a medieval dungeon at any moment. The first photo above is the view looking down from the citadel.