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Qanat and Sirocco room with Prof. Pietro Todaro

Palermo geologist Pietro Todaro, author of the book "Il Sottosuolo di Palermo" (Palermo Underground) took time out from his busy schedule to show me a qanat and sirocco room in the zone of Baida in Palermo, Villa Savagnone 13 october 2012. The property was once the fiefdom of a mafioso boss who was killed by a  Read More 
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Danissini, one of the poorest sections of Palermo

Danisinni is the source of the Papireto, one of Palermo's rivers, now long buried and serving as a sewer.
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Saint Joseph behind bars

Saint Joseph behind bars on stairwell out of Danissini.
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colorful adolescent grafitti

Palermo grafitti
Ti amo
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Palermo 2012

I have three intense months in Palermo, a gift of time to begin to know the city well. The place is addictive; the more I get, the more I want. Very rich and deep.
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Mark Twain said:

"The blunting effects of slavery upon a slaveholder's moral perceptions are known and conceded, the world over, and a privileged class, an aristocracy, is but a band of slaveholders under another name."
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