While on Sicily we took a full day tour to see some of the best tourist sights on the island. That tour included a visit to the Valley of the Temples, which is rather poorly named since it isn’t really a valley at all, but more of a ridge. I guess Ridge of the Temples doesn’t have as good of a ring to it.

This site was particularly difficult for me since it was a lot of walking and I was on crutches from a recent surgery to repair my severed achilles tendon. By this point in the day I was baking hot and my hands and feet were all aching from too much crutching. Since using crutches to get around occupies both hands, it isn’t really conducive to quick, tourist style photography. I waited for a while to get this shot because people kept wandering up and getting in the frame. In the end I didn’t get the shot the way I wanted so you’ll have to settle for this one.

This bronze sculpture laying in front of the Temple of Concordia is of a fallen Icarus after his flight too close to the sun. His wings were melted and his arms and legs are broken and I understood at least a little bit of his pain. At least he didn’t have to wander around tourist sites on crutches.

Location: Valley of the Temples, Sicily, Italy