Connecting the Present with the Past in Italy


Jun 3, 2018

Janet Myers


How the Photo was Taken

My iphone 7. Unaltered except perhaps from minor cropping.


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This may be an unusual image choice for a recent trip to Sicily but it illustrates so aptly the islands connection to the past. Our first port of call, just a few weeks ago, was Castelmola clinging like a limpet to the mountain top. From this view point we could see for miles and miles. The building beneath our feet was an abandoned ruin from the second world war and this rusty and now rickety spiral staircase led to a drop which could catapult you hundreds of feet below. In many ways it reminded me of Sicilys connection, not only to the mid nineteenth century but to the Romans and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Swabians and Aragones who had all contributed to the Islands unique diverse and glorious individuality.


About the Author

Janet Myers

This may be an unusual image choice for a recent trip to Sicily but it illustrates so aptly the islands connection to the past. The building beneath our feet was an abandoned ruin from the second world war and this rusty and now rickety spiral staircase led to a drop which could catapult you hundreds of feet below. In many ways it reminded me of Sicilys connection to all those who had all contributed to the Islands unique diverse and glorious individuality.

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