Other Islands/Altre Isole:  the Walls of Ortigia

Sicily 2017

The Island of Ortigia is the historical center or Old Town of Syracuse, Sicily.  It carries its history in its walls, centuries deep.  But behind the magnificent public plazas, fountains, squares, and busy shopping areas is a warren of narrow streets winding this way and that, sometimes ending in a dead end, sometimes leading out to the sea.  Cats sleep on doorsteps.  It is easy to get lost.   

Other Islands/Altre Isole is a journey down these streets,  capturing Ortigia's most recent manifestations of a history that stretches back over 2,700 years.

Other Islands #12

Other Islands #12

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