SICILY: PALERMO AND ANTIQUITY

In September 2016, I went on a walking tour in Sicily.  I had been with a friend in 2001, and enjoyed Siracusa, Agrigento, and other ancient sites.  But, somehow the magic of Palermo eluded me.  This time I got hooked.  I am only sorry that I did not have more time, or a local guide.  

In addition to the ancient sites, I loved the flora.  I know that the prickly pears could be anywhere, including (as they are) near my old grammar school in San Jose, but I am in love with their shape, their shades of green, variety of design, with accents of color from the fruit.  And to me they are unquestionably, Sicilian, maybe because I grew up with kids whose grandparents had come from Sicily, and love the fruit.  

 

CONCORDIA IN FLAMES

CONCORDIA IN FLAMES

Photomontage, Agrigento

CASTOR AND POLLUX IN FLAMES

CASTOR AND POLLUX IN FLAMES

Photomontage, Agrigento

NO WAR IN PALERMO

NO WAR IN PALERMO

Photomontage, street graffiti and signs

PRICKLY PEAR NO 1

PRICKLY PEAR NO 1

Photomontage

PRICKLY PEAR NO 2

PRICKLY PEAR NO 2

Photomontage

PALERMO AT THE BEACH

PALERMO AT THE BEACH

Photomontage

PALERMO CYCLE NO 2

PALERMO CYCLE NO 2

Photomontage

PALERMO CYCLE NO 1

PALERMO CYCLE NO 1

Photmontage

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