Wishing summer never ends!

As I write this and gaze out of the window…I can see the sky….an ashen-grey hue and hear the rain….foretelling the months to come..….autumn and winter!

So I ask myself, what is the best method to counteract this feeling of foreboding, the imminent gloom which forecasts the dark months ahead??….

And here we go, let me tele-transport myself to a few months ago….my summer holidays in the sun…in Taormina, Sicily, last July 2012…3 days of absolute bliss with two special ladies, bathing in the ice-cold water and lying in the Mediterranean sun, basking in the golden rays!

And here are the highlights!!

Taormina is perched upon Monte Tauro, hence the name. It`s an explosion of historical architecture, culture, bustling Italian life, good food and breathtaking views.

An Iron Gate

An Iron Gate. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

Some picturesque views which remained imprinted in my mind…

View from the cable car approaching the beach. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

Another View from the cable car approaching the beach. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

Cultural highlights…..Palazzo Corvaja, a mediaeval castle…

Palazzo Corvaja. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

Palazzo Corvaja. Copyright http://www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

I Buratini...Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

And a fine close-up…observe the details…

I Buratini...a close-up view

I Buratini…a close-up view. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

And finally we reached the beach…

The Bay of Mazzaro`. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

View from my deck chair…

View whilst sunbathing...Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

And of course, I can`t forget the imposing Piazza del Duomo (where Italian VIPs, mostly from the  film industry tend to flock by night…)

Piazza del Duomo. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

Sea- view from Piazza del Duomo. Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

And a final farewell from our hotel window…

Final Farewell from our hotel window! Copyright www.diaryofanewife.wordpress.com

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