Cephaloedium

Cephaloedium

Some four hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Carthaginians came to Cefalù on an expedition. Expedition is just a polite term for invasion. At that time, Cephaloedium, as it was then called, was probably just a fortress of Greeks on that mountain to the right.

One hundred and fifty years later, during the first Punic War, the Romans showed up on boats and destroyed Cephaloedium. That's already quite the history and we haven't even come close to the common era.

In 1131, the Norman King Roger II was caught in a nasty storm. He prayed that, if he lived, he would build a magnificent church wherever it was that he made it ashore. He did survive and now you can see the twin tips of his church poking up over the houses.

Then, In 2015, a different Roger showed up, climbed that mountain, checked out that fortress, swam in those waters, took this photo from the beach and went into that magnificent church.

The pictures to prove the rest of those claims however, are for another day.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200

Taken: 2015-10-16 17:35:03
Posted: 2016-08-24 | 02:03





Cephaloedium

Cephaloedium

Some four hundred years before the birth of Christ, the Carthaginians came to Cefalù on an expedition. Expedition is just a polite term for invasion. At that time, Cephaloedium, as it was then called, was probably just a fortress of Greeks on that mountain to the right.

One hundred and fifty years later, during the first Punic War, the Romans showed up on boats and destroyed Cephaloedium. That's already quite the history and we haven't even come close to the common era.

In 1131, the Norman King Roger II was caught in a nasty storm. He prayed that, if he lived, he would build a magnificent church wherever it was that he made it ashore. He did survive and now you can see the twin tips of his church poking up over the houses.

Then, In 2015, a different Roger showed up, climbed that mountain, checked out that fortress, swam in those waters, took this photo from the beach and went into that magnificent church.

The pictures to prove the rest of those claims however, are for another day.

Show this photo on a map ✈

EXIF

Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type: AF-S DX VR Zoom-Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED
Focal Length: 18 mm
35mm Focal Length: 27 mm
Exposure: 1/200 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 200

Taken: 2015-10-16 17:35:03
Posted: 2016-08-24 | 02:03


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