I'm scared of these people. Beware!
The Easter Arches of San Biagio Platani
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.
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.
Mattanza reviewed in the NYT
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.