This photo was taken three years ago. I was in Siracusa (Syracuse) in Sicily and the picture shows the seafront of Ortigia at first light of the day. Now I decided to re-edit this image in a different way. It seems to me that this new version better conveys the atmosphere of the upcoming sunrise. Compare it with the first version of this Image.
The island of Ortigia (Ortygia) is on the Ionian coast of Sicily. Around the eighth century B.C. settlers from Greece founded on this small island the city of Siracusa (Syracuse). In the following centuries Siracusa has expanded to the mainland. The heart of Siracusa, however, remained always on Ortigia.
In our days Ortigia is connected to the mainland by three bridges and is densely built, so that sometimes you forget to be on an island. At this point it is necessary to take a walk all along the coast to make sure that you are on an island. I did it.