Thursday, February 16, 2012

Here comes the carriage!

This 18th century carriage is coming up to the procession's starting point.  
The dignitaries will be picked up in a minute
... then the procession will officially begin.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


A coachman awaiting the start of the St Agatha procession.
He is dressed in 18th century style attire.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Maltese Knight

St Agatha is the patron saint for the city of Catania
and her feast day is 5 February.
DH and I saw this Maltese Knight while waiting for the procession to start.
The Knights were one of many groups in the procession.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Birra ?

this is why I generally carry my camera ...
the tray was just sitting on the counter, waiting to be used ...
I like the glasses and bottle of wine in the background

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hello Birdie ...

Magpie (bird) looking (and finding) bugs ... lots of bugs.
Magpies are super common  here and in southern Spain ...
Indy hates them ... they like to dive bomb her

Friday, February 3, 2012

Calcio rules!

Sign at the Belpasso Calcio Club (soccer club) office

Sunrise on Groundhog Day

woke up really early this morning ... watched the sunrise while Indy drank bird-flavo​red water (from the bird bath)

Thursday, February 2, 2012

"People of Liberty"

Posted in the main piazza here in Belpasso ...
 Berlusconi was the Italian Prime Minister until recently.