Jennifer Patience's posts from November 2007

Taipei 101 is currently the world's tallest building - it will lose that title when the Burj Dubai is finished in 2008. What is interesting about the structure…

Taipei has a lot of people and a lot of traffic and what I found interesting here was the layers of transport from ground up. The subway (MRT) here is running…

Catania, on the east coast is Sicily's second largest city. The cathedral's construction was started at the end of the 11th century. Saint Agatha is the patron…

There is a beautiful garden at the archaelogical site in Syracuse that you can walk through to find a cave called Dionysius' ear . The garden though was lovely…

A telamon from the ancient temple site [photoblog.com] at Agrigento. They were stone carved support columns for the ancient temple buildings. The female…

Wandering around the back streets [photoblog.com] of Taormina you come across some really interesting looking shops [photoblog.com]. This one was stuffed…

Turning 180 degrees from this view [photoblog.com], you get this. It was difficult to get a photograph with no one around, as Taormina is a popular place, but…

The piazza in Syracuse is a great place to sit and relax. I spent one late afternoon there reading, drinking coffee and eating cannoli (delicious sweet pastry)…

UNESCO world heritage site Agrigento is on Sicily's southern coast. It is a popular place to visit for the Valley of the Temples, a few kilometres outside the…

Taormina is a delightful town to explore. It's situated on a beautiful coast with, on one hand expansive views of the sea and Etna and on the other, there are…

The Greek theatre in Taormina was built around the 3rd century BCE but then completely rebuilt by the Romans a century later. It is still used for concerts and…

While wandering around the streets [photoblog.com] of Taormina, I saw this marzipan sweet store. It looked fabulous and although I didn't try any they must…

I visited Sicily in September 2003 and was really excited to see Mongibello - Mt Etna. As Etna is an active volcano, personal safety was taken very seriously…

Not the first place you might think of for a picnic, Etna isn't green or lush, nor does it conform to the usual notion of picturesque. It was a surreal…

Taormina is a small, picturesque town on the east coast of Sicily not too far from Etna. It became a famous tourist resort, but is especially renowned for its…

Walking around the upper level of the Greek temple in Taormina [photoblog.com] was an interesting looking doorway. I like to try and frame [photoblog.com]…

Walking around on Etna was a strange experience. There was more plant life than I expected but it looked odd growing out of the blackened lava. The larger…

If you looked a little further up and beyond here [photoblog.com], through the gaps in the wall you get a fantastic view. Coming here on the bus, the roads…

This is either the Temple of Concordia or the Temple of Hera, one of the many temples found in the Valley of the Temples outside Agrigento.

Agrigento is built on a hill and the narrow streets and alleys twist and turn. After a huff and a puff up what seemed like hundreds of steps I made it to the…
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