Thursday, May 27, 2010

IT'S THE WEEKEND ... READY TO GRILL?

Some of the meats and prepared food available at a local butcher shop

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

BELPASSO SNAPSHOT - ROSES

Roses in a (tiny) yard that I drive by each day on my way home from work ...

Sunday, May 23, 2010

SWEETS

Some of the pastries commonly found in Sicily...

Saturday, May 22, 2010

FLOWER POT

Flower pots like this cover the walls in the central part of Gangi 

Friday, May 21, 2010

RIDING DOWN THE STREET.....


Saw this on the way in to work, yesterday ...the joys of small town life ....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

MESSINA CATHEDRAL MOSAICS

Forward ceiling and arch mosaics in Messina Cathedral

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

CHURCH DETAIL


Ventilation opening in the wall of one of the churches on Piazza Duomo in Taormina.

Monday, May 17, 2010

FROM ETNA LOOKING OUT TOWARD CATANIA

Still a little snow up on Etna ... looking out toward the south-east from the Visitor's Center

Saturday, May 15, 2010

THROUGH THE DOORWAY, TAORMINA


Peeking though the gateway and out to the sea...

Friday, May 14, 2010

SETTING UP FIREWORKS

Setting up fireworks in Trecastagni    for a festival....   LOTS of fireworks!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

BUNKERS


                                                Two bunkers in a farmer's field near Gela...

Monday, May 10, 2010

BALCONY IRONWORK

I love the hearts and flowers on this balcony -- 

Saturday, May 8, 2010

RED WING (HOCKEY) FAN?

Detail in the central piazza of Scicli (Ragusa province) -- DH is a Red Wings fan - he liked seeing this one.

Friday, May 7, 2010

MOSAIC IN MESSINA CATHEDRAL

Mosaic showing Antonio from Messina that is in the Messina Cathedral.
The main altar is just forward of this arch. 
Antonio da Messina was a famous Sicilan painter who lived between 1429 CE and 1479 CE.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

ST AGATHA and UMBERTO

St. Agatha Church and a statue of King Umberto in the center of Caltanesetta.
Through the church window, you can see part of the painting on the church ceiling.

Monday, May 3, 2010

BELPASSO ON MT. ETNA

Not the best of pictures ...but this is Belpasso, the City of Lava, on the side of Etna.

SWEETS