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Castellammara del Golfo

Posted by
Johan Dierckx (Wijnegem, Belgium) on 18 April 2012 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

Last Saturday we returned from the orchid- and fototrip to Sicily. So here is the first image. Castellammare del Golfo (Sicilian: Casteddammari) was the location of our first hotel and is a town and comune in the Trapani Province of Sicily. The name is roughly translated "Sea- Fortress (castle (on the) sea) of the Gulf", deriving from the medieval fortress in the harbor (the most left building in the image). The body of water it sits upon also takes its name from the fortress, Golfo di Castellammare. In ancient times, Castellammare had been the harbor of Segesta, one of the main towns of the Elymian people. The sunset during the first evening of our stay took us straight into the Mediterranean atmosphere...

Image: Castellammara del Golfo (IT-SI) - 30/03/2012

Canon EOS 400D 1/320 second F/16.0 ISO 200 10 mm

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Paco Rubio from Barcelona, Spain

Nice ;-)

18 Apr 2012 6:21am

rse_mary from Egypt

nice efforts

18 Apr 2012 6:38am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wow!!! Dat is mooi ! Hier hou ik van !
Ik wens je een fijne dag, Johan !

18 Apr 2012 8:42am

jay from MUMBAI, India

Excellent Capture !!

18 Apr 2012 8:50am

Sylvie49 capture image from Anjou - Maine et Loire, France

Superbe vue et superbe réalisation.

18 Apr 2012 11:44am

christine from oelegem, Belgium

Een mooie compositie, ik kijk uit naar je reisbelevenissen.

18 Apr 2012 12:12pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Lovely scene.

18 Apr 2012 1:30pm

alex centrella from California, United States

very nice shot ..

18 Apr 2012 3:02pm

acm from St. Louis, United States

Beautiful colours and shapes, especially in the reflection.

18 Apr 2012 6:05pm

Canon EOS 400D
1/320 second
ISO 200
10 mm