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Out of Palermo

Sicilian charm from the smallest store in Europe

Cristina Buccellato, artisan in Europe's smallest store, U Pirtusu, which means "The Hole" in Palermo dialect. The store is just one meter wide! Here is one of her latest creations. The charm is the Trinacria, a symbol of Sicily, with a cutout of the island in the center, all cut and worked by hand.
Bellissima!

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Flowers at night

A flowery balcony on the Cassaro by costagar51.
Thanks to costagar51, an avid Palermo fan and photographer, whose work I admire on the blog Domodama. even the narrowest, most decrepit alleyways in the historic center are lit by these elegant, cast iron lamps. This photo of a balcony laden with flower pots was taken on the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo's oldest street,  Read More 
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Spectacular

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.  Read More 
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