Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Sea Caves of Siracusa

I've been working on the scene today in which Caravaggio arrives in Siracusa, after escaping from prison in Malta the night before. A few days ago I took a boat tour of the sea caves north of the city so I could scout locations. I thought it would be fun to stick Caravaggio in a grotto at dawn while he's trying to elude his pursuers and wait for a chance to come to port in Siracusa. Here are some photos from the tour. Stretching along the coast are limestone cliffs, as well as towers of rock standing twenty or thirty meters offshore in the Ionian Sea.

First, some fishermen who were coming in as we were going out.


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