Selected Works

Nonfiction
A look at life in little-known mountain towns of the Sicilian hinterlands.
A true account of the last years of an ancient Sicilian giant bluefin tuna trap.






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Out of Palermo

Ingrid Bergman at a Stromboli Mattanza

December 27, 2014

Tags: mattanza, ingrid bergman, stromboli, film clip, sicily, giant bluefin tuna, fishermen, island



Mattanza starts at 1:04. Bergman was "boulverse.`" Blown away. She made this film with Roberto Rosselini, who created it for her. Before this, Anna Magnani had been his love, his muse, his actress.

So funny!

December 21, 2014

Tags: robber, spider man, l'uomo ragno, palermo, sicily, sicilia, on the loose

Spider Man, the burglar, caught with his backpack on.
For the autumn of 2012 I lived at the Palazzo Vannucci on the Cassaro, I had a third-floor bedroom that stretched from the facade of the palace to the back of the palace, plus the studio underneath that, (more…)

Spectacular

December 20, 2014

Tags: Palermo, Cassaro, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Porta Felice, Porta Nuova, centro storico, historic center

Palermo today. Photographer unknown at this time.
An incredibly beautiful view of old Palermo from the sea at the bottom of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the city's first street, whose oldest part, near the top a, near Porta Nuova, was built by the Phoenicians 2700 years ago. There is a homeless encampment just out of sight of this photo, to the bottom right,where Mohammed lives with his friends in campers and cars and tents along the shore.

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