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Arched Doorway: The Story Behind the Shot

Arched Doorway is a photo that was shot on the Island of Ortigia, a part of Siracusa, Italy. While my apartment is in Favara on the West Coast of Sicily, I had the opportunity to join a tour bus with many friends of mine to travel to Siracusa (Syracuse) on the East coast. Ortigia is separated by a bridge that connects the mainland part of the city to the small island which contains the ancient part of the city.

This particular arched doorway is one of many found in Castello Maniace – a citadel that was originally built during the 13th century. One of the things I like most about the shot is the angle of the sun at the time. The shadows really help show the thickness of the citadel walls. These doorways were more like little hallways that connected rooms.

This photograph reminds me of an incredible excursion with dear friends, seeing ancient architecture and fountains, and enjoying fantastic Sicilian food. In fact, my blog profile photo is of me on this same day, enjoying my first arancini.

The full-size, non-watermarked NFT: Arched Doorway

The Collection: Travel Photographer

My OpenSea Referral Link: OpenSea


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Hi, I'm Adam Kantrowitz

I am a freelance writer, photographer, and artist. I started writing in early 2012, and it became my primary source of income in 2015. This blog is all about freelance writing, content marketing, photography, travel, the freelancer lifestyle, art, NFTs, and anything else that pops into my head.

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I make money writing, taking pictures, and making art. I'm gluten-free by necessity, not choice. I'm based in New York and Sicily. If you enjoy the blog, subscribe below. Thanks for your support!


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