Thursday, 25 June 2015

The distance between Agrigento and some other cities in Sicily



Agrigento-Palermo 131 km
Agrigento-Cefalù 134 km
Agrigento-Siracusa 217 km
Agrigento-Noto 242 km
Agrigento-Taormina 219 km
Agrigento-Catania 167 km
Agrigento-Trapani 130 km

Sunday, 21 June 2015

The distance between Siracusa and some other cities in Sicily





Siracusa-Palermo 277 km
Siracusa-Cefalù 249 km
Siracusa-Agrigento 217 km
Siracusa-Noto 38 km
Siracusa-Taormina 118 km
Siracusa-Catania 66 km
Siracusa-Trapani 375 km





Thursday, 18 June 2015

The distance between Noto and some other cities in Sicily

balcony, Noto

Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily

Noto-Palermo 303 km
Noto-Cefalù 275 km
Noto-Siracusa 38 km
Noto-Agrigento 242 km
Noto-Taormina 145 km
Noto-Catania 93 km
Noto-Trapani 402 km

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Chocolate and espresso

Chocolate and espresso
 Espresso and Sicily goes hand in hand for me. And after having visited Modica, it is impossible not to add salt chocolate to the "must have" list. This picture is taken at a bar close to the cathedral in Modica. Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily



Antica Dolceria Bonajuto in Modica

Chocolate at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto in Modica.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily






Antica Dolceria Bonajuto in Modica

Chocolate at Antica Dolceria Bonajuto in Modica.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wonders of Sicily






Monday, 15 June 2015

Love at first sight?

I have never liked to take pictures of people that I haven't asked beforehand. Street photography is therefore not my thing. I respect the individual's right to not be photographed, not to be a piece in my or another photographer's chess game.

But I do make some exceptions, and take pictures of people I see now and then, like in this example from Naples. I was sitting on the stairs at Renaissance Naples Hotel Mediterraneo waiting for some friends. I photographed cars passing by to check and test the settings on my camera. And then this scooter passed. The lady looked at me with an intense look in her eyes. I am not sure, but I think "love at first sight" may not be the appropriate expression to use...

Scooter in Naples




Sunday, 14 June 2015

Photos of Cats in Italy



On the way home from my exile in Sicily, spring 2015, the first stop was Naples. There I met this cat. Dogs and cats have long been among my favourite motives.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wondersofsicily.com




Here are two half asleep cats in Cefalù. As you can see, the camera angle is very low - the camera is actually almost touching the ground. This is possible because my new camera - Nikon D750 - has a flip display, which is perfect when I need to hold the camera high or very low.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wondersofsicily.com


 

This cat breastfeeding her kitten I came across in the (disappointing) archeological park in Naxos, near Taormina.
Photo: Per-Erik Skramstad / Wondersofsicily.com