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Sicily

Mommino, a tonnaroto in the 1990s

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I'm scared of these people. Beware!

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The Easter Arches of San Biagio Platani

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Mondello Street Food

Worth watching even if you don't understand the language. Some beautiful views of Mondello. When I lived there in 1986 little seafood shacks lined the shore walk. Octopus, ricci, clams, oysters. People liked the good food, not paying the overhead for a restaurant, being outside next to the blue Mediterranean sea, or under the moon and the palms while they walked around and ate. Many of the palms died because of a bug. The seafood shacks were removed and outlawed when the soccer world cup came to Palermo in the late 80s. But at least now you can see the sea from the piazza.

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Palermo from the air

Worth clicking on this link to see a beautiful city captured at its best, via skillful drone shooting and great editing. This two-minute collage gave me chills. I love Palermo.

 

A beautiful short video by Salvatore Ranunculo

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Mattanza reviewed in the NYT

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Gioacchino Cataldo on full page ad in NYT

Before he was the last rais of the Favignana tonnara, Gioacchino Cataldo was a boat captain and that was when I took this picture of him. It is superimposed on a photo I took of Bue Marino, the sea cove near the house I rented at the edge of the island. It is also the cover of the first edition of the book, Mattanza.

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Clemente after hours

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Vintage essay in the NYT

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19 March: Feast of St Joseph in San Biagio Platani, Sicily.

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