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

Found in Palermo

January 10, 2018

Tags: inventor, palermo, sicily, marcello lampone, via maqueda, ballaro, personality, happy, cheer, create

Inventor Marcello Lampone, a treasure.

Marcello Lampone and part of the clock without hands

April 7, 2014

Tags: clock, no hands, marcello lampone, palermo, inventor, sicily, via Maqueda, Via del Bosco

This is just the bottom decorative part of a 6-foot-tall faceless clock he is making to install in the Provincial office building across the street, the palace where he was born.
Marcello Lampone has invented an electro-mechanical (non-digital) watch and/or clock with no minute- hand nor hour- hand. I cannot imagine how you can tell the time from it. He won't let me see it , or explain it, until it is patented. He is hoping for a sponsor to help him pay for the (more…)

Marcello Lampone and fly eye

April 7, 2014

Tags: fly eye, marcello lampone, inventor, palermo, sicily, Via Maqueda, Via del Bosco

Fly eyes, having fun.
I can only run one photo per blog post, so I am making lots of blog posts about this guy. He made my day.

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