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

Inside Santa Cita

June 19, 2015

Tags: Santa Cita, Oratorio del santissimo rosario in Santa Cita, palermo, giacomo Serpotta, stucco, white sculture, art, masterpiece, baroque, exuberant, puti, cherubs, breathtaking, restored, white, rosary

View of the back wall of the Oratorio of Santa Cita, by Giacomo Serpotta
This often happens in Palermo. The outside is gruesome, or at least, uninviting. Inside, the big surprise.

Realmonte: Scala dei Turchi

March 23, 2015

Tags: realmonte, sicilia, scala dei turchi, white, cliff, editerranean, sea, blue, gypsum, beauty, sicily, sicilia, tourism, water, sun, colors

Scala dei Turchi

February 25, 2015

Tags: scala dei turchi, agrigento, sicilia, sicily, white, blue, sea, mediterranean, beauty, bellezza, mare

We are deep into winter in Vermont and I am thinking about these blue and white places. Sicily is such a beautiful island. Scala dei Turchi is near the big town of Agrigento but actually in the smaller town of Realmonte, where I stayed for a few days in 2010. The white stone is hard-packed gypsum. Realmonte citizens are the happiest Sicilians I have yet found.

Serpotta slideshow

February 8, 2015

Tags: Serpotta, photo, slideshow, palermo, Luciano Romeo fotografo, white, sculpture, churches, oratorio, chapel



https://www.flickr.com/photos/luciano52/15097563993/


Photo slide show of Serpotta's white plaster sculptures at Palermo. Incredible.
Photos by Luciano Romeo. Excellent!!!! Open the slide show and use the zoom tool to see the incredible details.

Feathery Chandelier

August 16, 2014

Tags: chandelier, Via Maqueda, palazzo, Palermo, sicilia, sicily, elegant, beautiful, milky, white, glass, Murano

Milky chandelier in a newly renovated palazzo in Via Maqueda, Palermo.
A chandelier hanging from what used to be a frescoed ceiling in a Via Maqueda palace.

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