A fabulous restaurant in which to sample Italian wine and food, have a glass or two of the almond dessert wine and take in the spectacular scenery.
We drove down from Taorimina, along the coast and up into the mountains to the villages used in the film The Godfather.
Maybe it’s the sunshine but everything seems to glow with brightness. The colours are intense.
The volcanic basalt has set into incredible rock formations. It’s a bit like the Devil’s Causeway but different.
We walked down from our hotel up in the hills to take a stroll along the beach and have a look around Letojanni. It used to be a small fishing village but now it’s more of a tourist town. The views from our hotel were glorious! Temperature around 25 degrees.
Rome is an incredibly photogenic city. At night the history comes to life. I enjoyed wandering around taking shots.
Seeing the city by night is a different experience. The feel is totally different. The cafes and bars are pleasant to sit out and have a beer or two.
I get a lot of pleasure out of travelling, hanging out in cafes with a beer or two, talking to people and taking photos of whatever takes my fancy. Rome is a wonderful place to hang out in.
Verona is another captivating Italian city. The market place is wonderful with its picturesque Frescos.
I visited Juliette’s balcony in hope. I thought I caught a glimpse. I had to be content with her statue. Personally I found her a bit cold and aloof but I wrote on the wall anyway. She may find me yet.
Being an antitheist does not in any way stop me appreciating the beauty that is contained in religious buildings. I love mosques, temples, cathedrals, churches and basilicas. St Mark’s is particularly good.
We might not always agree, we might even vehemently disagree. I’m OK with that. We can discuss things in a civilised manner. We can have our beliefs and others have theirs. That’s OK. We don’t have to impose.
It distresses me to hear of thugs like ISIS deliberately destroying our beautiful heritage because it does not fit in with their distorted theology. The fact that it is their own heritage they are destroying simply serves to make it worse. What is happening in Palmira is a travesty that confirms my distaste of religion, its dogma and intolerance. The loss of the frescos in those temples is a crime. These people are insane. I am sure that one day they will wake up from the stupor they’ve put themselves into through their religious fervour and anti-West frenzy.
For now – here’s a few beautiful photos: