Final glimpses

It’s time to bid a final adieu to Sicily with a final batch of photos from the trip.

We make a return visit to the Fountain of Shame in the sunlight for a better look at all the rudey nudeys!

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The details are all the more impressive under the glaring Sicilian sunshine. The weird aquatic fantasy animals seem even more freakish.

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The water is a superbly tempting turquoise but is patrolled by a brisk little security guard so no dipping allowed . .

However today the gates were open to allow you into the inner part of the fountain and up close and personal with the naked folk.

The effect of the sunlight on the white marble is somewhat blinding.

Close up of one of the sinister gargoyle aqua animals ..  a rather creepy elephant

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The man sneaks a covert glimpse at a pert derrière . . . .

I am pretty sure the middle one is a dog . . . not often spotted in the ocean!

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Then it’s onward to enjoy the gorgeous Palermo Cathedral for one last time.

Even more impressive under blue skies instead of the overcast views we had on our first time of viewing.

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Then a final ramble along the back streets to spot some quirky, uniquely Sicilian sights including a decorative cart wheel and a craftsman carving puppets.

Limoncello is a sickly sweet treat while a myriad of views are on sale in the postcard rack.

Mooching to the markets it’s bye bye to the delightful little marzipan Frutta di Martorana.

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Super cute sweets and very fruity pomegranates finish our Sicilian adventure off in style. The island’s an interesting, gritty, chaotic and rather less romantic side of Italian life, but no less worthy of exploring.

 

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2 comments

  1. taliena · February 4, 2016

    I’ve always wanted to go to Sicily. You’ve definitely whetted my appetite!

  2. collymarples · February 4, 2016

    It was a definite “experience!” Not always the romantic, elegant Italy that I have encountered in other, more touristy parts of the country. But still fascinating, colourful and frenetic!

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