Castello Maniace, Ortygia, Siracusa, Sicily–

IMG_0041 IMG_0040 IMG_0030 IMG_0024The vibrations of Detroit (my birthplace) even follow me here at Maniace Castle on the island of Ortygia located just off-shore of Siracusa here on the east coast of Sicily.  Ortygia is historically the city center of Siracusa. . .this is where all of the cozy spots in town are located, and this castle, Maniace, used to be one of the prime defensive points for the island.  As I read my history of Sicily I see that Siracusa–specifically Ortygia–was always one of the hardest nuts to crack when attempting to ‘conquer’ Sicily overall.  Sieges of many months would be required to get the Siracusans to buckle. . .some times they did buckle and other time they did not. . .the Maniace Castle held strong many times.  Lots of badasses here through the millenia. . .just like in Detroit:-).  Visit both Ortygia AND Detroit some time before you return to stardust. . .you will find both totally interesting. . .saluti!

I send you resilient vibes from Siracusa, Sicily. . .feel them. . .they are not to be ignored or discounted.

To see more magical images from around our teeny-tiny planet simply click on a location of your choice in the category menu on the ‘About’ page of this blog. . .do it. . .so much to see and sooooo little time.

It’s lovely out there.


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