I saw late last night that Flickr had added an embed feature for sharing photos on the web. Let’s see how this works, shall we?
While I’m experimenting, I’ve also switched to the new Twenty-Fourteen theme from WordPress. I think I like it for the Photo blog, but maybe not for all of my blogs. What do you think?
We arrived in Palermo to the news that there would be a general strike in the city that day. No expectation that it would interfere too much with any of our plans but, you just never know. Truthfully, Palermo has a big city feel, lots of hustle and bustle. When you throw in a general strike to the mix, well it feels very chaotic. Very unlike the peaceful streets of Erice, or the peaceful feel of Tuscany that we would experience later in the trip. In retrospect though, it may have been a good warmup for Rome. 😉
This is a pretty natural progression for Instagram, but it also replicates something that could be done with Facebook or Flickr if you use groups and selective sharing. I guess it depends on where the connections you want to share with are socializing.
After our morning excursion up to the town of Erice, we had a free afternoon to wander around Trapani before boarding the ship. Trapani, being a port city that juts out into the Mediterranean, with cathedrals and pedestrian plazas, left us with plenty of things to wander around and see.
After a day of sailing, which included a very relaxing day of checking out the ship, eating way too much, and attending high tea, our next port of call was in Sicily. We pulled into Trapani on Thursday morning to a party cloudy day. Our morning was filled with a scheduled excursion out beyond Trapani though, to the mountain town of Erice. Erice fascinated me because of both it’s mountain views and the way in which this little town has seemingly been preserved for centuries, all the while still functioning as a home to locals.
I knew Erice would satisfy my desire to see the old ways of life in Sicily, but I wasn’t so sure about how it would be for photography. Turns out, I needn’t have worried. There was plenty to see up there.
After spending the morning exploring Valldemossa, I had a couple of hours left to wander around Palma before it was time to board the ship. Our tour bus driver was kind enough to make a stop right at the Cathedral before heading back to the ship, and since the Cathedral was the one thing I most wanted to see, I took advantage of that!
The next port on our grand adventure was Palma de Majorca Spain, but before I could set about exploring Palma, I had scheduled a half-day excursion up into the Tramuntana mountains to visit the village of Valldemossa.