Today the gang travelled through time. We had spent much of the trip visiting ancient ruins, but today we entered Sicily’s Baroque era in the quaint town of Noto. Evident upon the sandy church pictured above are a number of Corinthian columns borrowed from Greek architecture, all the while juxtaposed with statues of religious figures sculpted into the natural convex and concave curves of the building, and finished with brushstrokes and thickets of iron bars framing the church’s many windows. Decades ago, the countless sandy buildings of Noto and surrounding towns fell victim to a devastating earthquake, rendering the collapse of a central baroque cupola and many reconstruction projects. The gang is blessed to see these buildings standing on Day 7, and to understand the influences the Greek world had on the evolution of architecture.