Tagged With "Palermo"

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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

IslandMan ·
Thanks for the market tour, Dr F. We just happen to be going to Sicily next month for a 3 week stay...
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
You'll have a fun time, Islandman! Just watch out for those Sicilian drivers.
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

GarryRF ·
I recently watched a TV "Food Channel" programme. A tour of a market in Palermo - just like this one. The celebrity Chef and a film crew were wandering around inspecting produce. The stall owners were showing the camera their wonderful fresh vegetables. Then suddenly the "Boss" of the market appears ! Pushing over displays and breaking tables. No one had asked his permission. The crew had to flee for their lives.
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Re: Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
That definitely sounds like Sicily, Garry!
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Re: Palermo's new tram: Why you can't get a 'ticket to ride'

DrFumblefinger ·
It is little wonder the citizens of Sicily are so frustrated with their government (s).
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

PortMoresby ·
Wow, very nice! Love the glass houses. And interesting to see mate' "on the hoof".
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Re: Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

Dr.Y ·
What a nice green place (Calgary? not yet!) Thanks DrFumblefinger.
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Re: October 29, 2017, Cattedrale di Palermo

PortMoresby ·
Good work, Guru!
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 7, 2015: A Sicilian Wedding

DrFumblefinger ·
    One of the pleasures of traveling is stumbling on memorable scenes of everyday life.  So it was as we waited to gain admittance to the Capella Palatina in Palazzo dei Normanni,  Palermo.  As we paid to enter the complex,...
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Palazzo dei Normanni, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
The Palazzo dei Normanni (in English, Palace of the Normans) was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and todays houses the Sicilian parliament.
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Monreal Cathedral, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #127)

DrFumblefinger ·
  Gumbo was visiting this beautiful mosaic-filled  cathedral in the Sicilian hill town of Monreal, just a few miles from Palermo.  Monreal and the other Arab-Norman cathedrals of Palermo made the news recently when they received...
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La Vucciria Market, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
The best-known of Palermo's four markets, the Vucciria winds through the narrow streets of the city's historic center.
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Palermo's new tram: Why you can't get a 'ticket to ride'

PHeymont ·
Local politics and disagreement over who should pay is keeping Palermo's brand-new tram system from carrying residents and visitors around the city, and it's not clear there's an end in sight, although the mayor has threatened to resign if there's no solution by Dec. 31. The first line of the three-line system is finished and operating, but without passengers, and the other two lines are scheduled to be finished within a month. But no passengers can ride, because there is no contract with an...
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Buenos Aires -- Jardin Botanico Carlos Thais

DrFumblefinger ·
Situated in Palermo, in the heart of Buenos Aires' urban sprawl, is a lovely oasis of green, the Jardin Botanico.   The garden covers more than 7 hectares (17 acres) and brings together a large diversity of plant species (over 5500) in a setting...
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Capella Palatina, Palermo, Sicily (Where Gumbo Was, #102)

DrFumblefinger ·
    I've visited dozens of wonderful churches in my life, some vaste and grand like St. Paul's in Rome or Westminister Abbey in London, others smaller and with a more intimate feel.  As a rule, I'm partially to smaller chapels and...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Apr 21, 2015: Cefalu, Sicily

IslandMan ·
    I'm a sucker for a picture-postcard location, and the town of Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily is no exception. A comune in the Province of Palermo on the Tyrrhenian Sea , it's about 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the provincial...
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Mercato di Ballaro, Palermo, Sicily

DrFumblefinger ·
  There are four big street markets in Palermo, one in each of the 4 historic quarters of the city.  We had chance to visit two of them during our visit and the Mercato di Ballaro was the one we liked most.   While I'd read about the...
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June 11, 2019: Near the MALBA, Buenos Aires

DrFumblefinger ·
DrFumblefinger turns a disappointment into an opportunity to make a pleasant discovery about a lovely home in Palermo.
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Orto Botanico di Palermo (Where Gumbo Was #282)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the lovely botanical garden in Palermo. Partially a recreational place and partially a university research site, it provides much needed green space. The garden is home to over 12,000 types of plants in just 30 acres and is a pleasant place to explore.
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Where to Eat and Sleep in Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L gives us a list of his favorite places to grab a bite and lay his head in Sicily
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Seeing the World's Game at a Local Stadium - Palermo Football

Jonathan L ·
A longtime soccer fan, Jonathan L has an exciting afternoon sitting with the locals at an important game in Palermo.
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October 29, 2017, Cattedrale di Palermo

Jonathan L ·
The Palermo Cathedral at sunset can give you a stunning photo.
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Walk Historic Palermo, Discover Great Food and People

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walking tour of Palermo and its street food.
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Sept. 23, 2017: Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us to the hills above Palermo, to visit an unusual cathedral with an unusual history.
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A Tale of Two Cathedrals - Palermo Italy

Jonathan L ·
Palermo, Sicily has two beautiful cathedrals, less than three miles apart. Jonathan L explores them both and explains their history.
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Re: Monreal Cathedral, Sicily (Where Gumbo was #127)

HistoryDigger ·
Stunning. Thanks for posting this story.
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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: 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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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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Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Faculty of Law, Buenos Aires, Palermo
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Floralis Generica. Buenos Aires, Palermo

DrFumblefinger ·
Floralis Generica.  Buenos Aires, Palermo
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