Saturday, July 31, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

CANADIAN WWII CEMETERY IN AGIRA

DH and I went for a drive last Sunday in a direction we hadn't been before ... we saw some signs for war cemetery and found a Canadian WW2 cemetary near Agira.  It's small -less than 500 graves, but well kept.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

ABANDONED FARMHOUSE

Abandoned farmhouses and other buildings, both in the countryside and in town, are common here... 

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

GEEP ... GEEP ...EVERYWHERE A GEEP..

Geep, contrary to the local joke, is not a cross between a goat and a sheep... rather it is a mixed flock of goats and sheep.  Lots of these flocks all around Sicily ... both are raised for meat and cheese.  DH and I saw this flock while on a drive the other day....

Friday, July 23, 2010

DETAIL ON ANOTHER ROBE

According to our guide, both the robes shown today and yesterday are several hundred years old. Both were worn in a procession DH and I saw recently in Gangi (here in Sicily).

Thursday, July 22, 2010

DETAIL ON PROCESSION ROBE

According to our guide, both the robes shown today and tomorrow are several hundred years old.   Both were worn in a procession DH and I saw recently in Gangi (here in Sicily).

Monday, July 19, 2010

COBBLESTONE IN THE STREET

The historical sections of towns often  have cobblestones carved from Mt Etna lava lining at least a few streets.   Having lava stones laid in the streets makes the towns eligible for additional tourism funding from the government.  This section of road in Belpasso was finished 30 Dec 1966.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

OUT SAILING

Summertime .... DH and I went on a short sailing trip with friends.  This is one of the Cyclops Rocks (supposedly the Cyclops threw several large rocks to keep the shepherd-boy, Aci, from running away with his girl). 

In the nearer one, you can see the huge lava crystals of the out-cropping.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

ANOTHER STREET SIGN




Street sign in Randazzo near the Cathedral

I like the contrasts ...