Friday, November 14, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt - Ruin(ed)


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I haven't done what I consider a lot of travelling, compared to some people, but in my mind one the best places to see ruins is in Sicily.
One of our first stops was at Segesta where we had to take a bus to the top of the "mountain" to view the ruins. Above are the remains of the amphitheater and the view from there is amazing. I posted photos of the view and other things on my last ABC Wednesday "S is for Sicily" post. Feel free to pop over to take a look.

Our next stop was at Selinunte where we viewed more ruins of Greek temples.



















We continued on to Agrigento and strolled around the Valley of the Temples that is located outside of the modern city. I like the shot (below) of one of the ruins because you can see the modern city in the background.


















Another stop was at Villa Romana at Piazza Armeria. Here is a shot of the marble toilets, considered quite modern at the time, that the women used.



















Finally, I've included my photo of the Teatro Greco in Taormina. We spent a long time here, even climbing way up to the top and behind the seats. The view of the Mediterranean was stunning and you can see Mount Etna across the way. We actually saw fire and smoke coming out the top of famous volcano and it erupted the night we were there.


















16 comments:

YTSL said...

These are spectacular ruins and photos. Thanks for sharing! :)

carolinavictory said...

Very nice! I love ruins like this and really want to go to Sicily someday. Your photos are wonderful! Thanks for visiting mine and have a great weekend!

Annie
http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/annienc/

Carver said...

These are fabulous ruins Leslie. Great shots for the theme.

Katney said...

I do remember Agrimento from a lot of years ago. And I must say, I have seen worse toilets in use in modern times.

momgen said...

Good choice for the theme. Happy hunting!

Mine is here

ancient one said...

The toilets were interesting. LOL All your photos were great. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Wonderful Ruins!

Leslie said...

Oh Leslie - that was so special! Thanks for posting that. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2008/11/photohunt-ruins-fiesole-italy.html

barbarah said...

What amazing places to explore!

jmb said...

WE have the same ruins Leslie, as you say, well two the same. I spent two weeks in Taormina. A wonderful place, well I love Sicily altogether.

Pea in a Pod said...

The most beautiful ruins I have ever seen;-)

Thanks for the hop;-)
Yen's PH. Happy Weekend!!

Aileni said...

Compared to me, you are a hardened traveller. I hate travelling.
Great choice - and you have reminded me that I have pictures of Turkish ruins from my Cyprus days.

Mar said...

Very spectacular shots and so much history here!! Gorgeous!

Pat said...

I have never been to Sicily but have been to other places in Italy. They certainly have some great ruins!

Happy Weekend.

Sue said...

Beautiful shots Leslie! Isn't that neat to see such an ancient loo! I am a history buff, and little details of daily ancient life like that interest me :)

My entry for photo hunters is here

Thank you for stopping by, and have a great weekend :)

Sammawow said...

What wonderful photos of ruins! I would love to visit there!

Shrinky said...

One of my first trips abroad was to visit Pompei, this post has brought back many memories for me of my glory days (sighhh)! Ah, to be young and invulnerable again!

Thanks for taking me back. The photos are lovely.