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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunters - VIEW

It's the weekend again already and today's theme is "View." Gee, of all the photos I have of views it took me a while to decide which one to use. I happen to like this shot I took back in early November, 2006, when in Segesta, Sicily. We trudged up a hill (you can see the path we trod in the photo) to view this Grecian temple and later took a bus up the side of the mountain to view the amphitheater and other ancient sites. From that vantage point I could see the Sicilian landscape and the highway snaking away into the distance. Stunning! But then on the way back down the hill, I managed to get this shot of the temple from above (with the bus bumping its way down). It doesn't show the immensity of its size, so I've added a smaller shot that shows a friend sitting by one of the pillars. Be sure to click on the photos to see them in a larger format.














28 comments:

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

Wow what a treasure to find!

Thanks for the comments Leslie, I got them all :-)

Leslie of Kaleidoscope said...

Oh my! How lovely is that view!

How you doing way over there. :)

Katney said...

I loved those Greek ruins in Sicily. Perhaps it was because we had time there. We had only a couple of hours to see all the ruins of Greece.

jmb said...

Nice views here Leslie. Have a good weekend.

sho said...

isn't it amazing how the Greeks have such awesome visions of their places of worship and municiple buildings? great shots!

EastCoastLife said...

Sicily has some awesome ruins! Those are great views, I would have loved to see more. happy weekend, Leslie!

Aileni said...

Because I like doing pairs of shots I chose as I did but as I suppose up to 70% of pictures are of views, picking something is not easy... or too easy and a shower of images results.

Randi said...

What a beautiful view!
Have a good weekend.

YTSL said...

Very beautiful. Yet another cool entry in what looks to be a great themed Photo Hunt! :)

Colin Campbell said...

Lovely shots Leslie.

Carin said...

That would have been a wonderful trip with a bus. The view is awful. Really like the picture you took of the temple from above.

Cathi said...

Absolutley breathtaking!

Forever Foster said...

A stunning photo. I love the mix of nature and man-made.

Maddy said...

Thanks for the hint about the click for larger view.
Cheers

TorAa said...

What a great idea to view the temple from distance and thereafter show it from close.
Excellent PH entry

Carver said...

Fantastic shots Leslie. Perfect for the theme.

julie said...

What a lovely surprise :) Lovely views of course.

Alice Audrey said...

That temple is so cool. It must have been a wonderful trip.

Sarge Charlie said...

I love Italy, beautiful view. You should be in full swing for fall in Canada, how can we be ahead of you.

jenny said...

That's a view I'd like to go see in person. Beautiful!

Have a great week :-)

SabineM said...

wow, very nice setting

Expat Traveler said...

Oh now that looks like a fun place to see great views!

Patsy said...

Wow, Great shot of the temple from the mountain side. I like that you included the other shot to emphise how far you were from the temple. Nice job. :)

david mcmahon said...

That would have been an awesome holiday spot, Leslie.

peppylady said...

It sure amazing all the wonder views from all over the world.
Just think with out the computer we wouldn't see all these neat place.

Coffee is on.

Sammawow said...

Nice shots for the theme this week!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great place to visit. Breathtaking shot.

Dragonstar said...

Wonderful view! You must have so many incredible photos from your journeys.