Tagged With "Sicily"

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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 7, 2015: A Sicilian Wedding

PHeymont ·
That's a fantastic picture, DrF! Composed as a painter would, and with light arranged as if it were not an "opportunity shot" but a careful pose. Too bad it's not in the couple's album!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 7, 2015: A Sicilian Wedding

Travel Rob ·
Wonderful photography!This looks like a scene right out out of a movie!
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Re: Monreal Cathedral, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #127)

HistoryDigger ·
Stunning. Thanks for posting this story.
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Re: Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

PHeymont ·
Incredibly beautiful, and wonderful to see how well-preserved!
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Re: Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. As you know Sicily suffered a lot of bomb damage in WWII, but fortunately this chapel was not damaged. It underwent a cleaning/restoration about a decade ago and looks fresh and new. I've seen a lot of mosaics in my life and these are the best. Simply breath-taking in their fine detail. That and the beautiful stonework -- a highlight of our trip to Sicily!
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Re: La Vucciria Market, Palermo

Travel Rob ·
Years ago, I went to that market and the thing I remember about it was how packed the streets were.
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Re: La Vucciria Market, Palermo

PHeymont ·
Can't help wondering at the similarity of the name, allowing for common letter/phoneme substitutes, to La Bouqueria Market in Barcelona. There's not a lot of agreement on where that name came from, by the way, but the best-sounding bet is that it comes from Catalan 'boc' for goat.
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Catania. Grilled calamari.

DrFumblefinger ·
Catania.  Grilled calamari.
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Beautifully fresh baked tarts, Catania

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautifully fresh baked tarts, Catania
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Ceramics shop in Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Ceramics shop in Modica, Sicily
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St. Peter's Duomo, Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
St. Peter's Duomo, Modica, Sicily
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Narrow lane in Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Narrow lane in Modica, Sicily
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The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily
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Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
Modica, Sicily
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The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Baroque hill town of Modica, Sicily
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Some of the larger fish on display

DrFumblefinger ·
Some of the larger fish on display
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Selinunte, Sicily. Temple E

DrFumblefinger ·
Selinunte, Sicily.  Temple E
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Selinunte, Sicily. Temple E

DrFumblefinger ·
Selinunte, Sicily.  Temple E
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