instagram pinterest linkedin facebook twitter goodreads

Out of Palermo

Falcone's remains secretly moved to Palermo's Pantheon

The remains of anti-mafia Judge Giovanni Falcone, killed by the mafia and the state 23 years ago, were moved in a secret ceremony from the family mausoleum in the Sant' Orsola Cemetery to a place of honor among Sicily's finest historical figures in the Church of San Domenico, Palermo's Pantheon, in Via Roma near the heart of the old city. Read More 
Be the first to comment

Eternal Embrace

Watery grave, heart's embrace

This is a freeze frame from a video taken by Italian Coast Guard rescue and recovery divers of two refugees who died embraced on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea just off the Sicilian island of Lampedusa on Oct. 3, 2013, after the worst tragedy in those seas since 2000. Three hundred sixty-six people drowned together that day.
In this picture, two of them face each in what was left of their embrace. The empty space between them forms a heart. They died  Read More 
1 Comments
Post a comment

Gioacchino Cataldo before he was rais

Gioacchino on his way to place flowers on the graves of Favignana's former raises.
I followed him on my bike and wrote about it in Mattanza. Honest to God, he was like a character straight out of the movie Quo Vadis.
1 Comments
Post a comment