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

Cityscape: La Guilla

January 4, 2016

Tags: la guilla, palermo, cathedral, street. scene, urban, steps, salita, ramirez, Sicily

This is why I love to roam the back streets of Palermo -- you find streets like this in the historic center. It had been a dump but now it's cleaned up, and somebody started a little garden there. From the Facebok group I Monumenti Abbandonati di Palermo, a group which also meets physically (more…)

New Year's Day, Palermo 1934

January 2, 2016

Tags: palermo, 1934, film, black and white, sicily, architecture, Liberty, Villa Delliella, cathedral, teatro massimo, politeama, gardens, citizens, New Year 1934

Here's a short, silent home movie of Palermo in the thirties. It shows the Liberty gem Villa Deliella, (02:27 behind palms) destroyed in a night in the 1950s by the mafia to make way for a high rise, now the site of a car wash. Its absence breaks the hearts of Palermitans.
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Monreale cathedral mosaics by drone

December 27, 2015

Tags: monreale, cathedral, mosaics, drone, palermo, culture, art, byzantine, religion, technology



I hope the full, longer version has many more close-ups than this 1.5-minute clip does.

Palermo cathedral this Christmas

December 21, 2015

Tags: palermo, cathedral, christmas, lights, beauty, architecture, Pietro Cancelliere, photographer

Away from the hustle and bustle of shopping, Pietro Cancelliere captured the Christmas beauty of the Cathedral at night.

Into the Night

September 8, 2015

Tags: Giorgio Rowley, Palermo, Into the Night, video, time lapse, clouds, clock, cathedral, love, beauty

Again, because it is so beautiful, and maybe you missed it the first time.

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