Selinunte

Sicily, Italy, 2004: Selinunte was one of the more important of the Greek colonies in Sicily. However, being the most westerly colony, it also came into contact and catastrophe early on with the Carthaginians and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island- in particular Segesta. Founded around 628 BC, at its peak around 409 BC the city grew to at least 30,000 people, only to be soon after sacked and occupied by Carthage, and Selinunte’s arch rival Segesta.

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San Vito

San Vito lo Capo, Sicily, 2004: Keeping with the unintentional theme of “transport”… some bikes lined up in the North Western town of San Vito lo Capo.  Spot the bright pink Fiat in the background.  This part of Sicily is mafia central and incredibly scenic…   Canon EOS 1N/28-135is

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Palermo notte

Palermo, Sicily, 2004: Even though the bad old days of Palermo had passed, it was still a pretty tense place in 2004.  Struggled to find a place for a drink but eventually found what seemed to be the only sign of life in Palermo at night.  Grabbed this shot with an Olympus XA2 set on […]

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