Tuesday, May 26, 2009
For those of you who were able to join us two years ago, here in Sicily for our wedding, do you remember the yellow Ginestra bursting out along the streets? Today, on our motorbike, we drove the same streets and thought of that very day...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Next weekend the town is celebrating A CALATA DI SAN FULIPPU. Check out a video from a few years ago here. I won't be able to make it next weekend, but I've heard it is something not to miss...
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This morning, bright and early, the town set off on their annual Pellegrinaggio a Vena, pilgrimage to Vena. Vena is a fraction of Piedimonte Etneo, just north 5km. The Sunday of the festa delle Madonna, devotees make this pilgrimage and share in a Church service all together. (I didn't take my camera out much today, unfortunately. I was busy walking... :)
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Fresh from the garden vegetables, what can be better?
Beautiful plump fave beans...
Sweet, juicy peas...
May is here and everything is in bloom! What a beautiful welcome home gift...
Our neighbors were staying cool in the shade...
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
When in Tunisia...
A walk along the streets of Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia. This lovely blue and white village is perched on the cliffs overlooking the Bay of Tunis.
In the distance, the emerald sea with the mountain of Bou Kornine and the southern beaches of Tunis across the Bay.
It was a Sunday evening and the streets were full of locals. Family and friends gathered together in the cool evening air.
Along the cobblestone streets, we followed the sound of music and singing up to a small room. We discovered a group of women enjoying the afternoon together. It was here that I turned and noticed Alessia Marcuzzi and two of her frineds standing right next to us. They were also enjoying the celebration...
I met a friend and got to work...
So many beautiful things to see here... In Carthage, the museum displays mosaics, sculptures and artifacts from the period before Carthage was destroyed by Rome in 146 BC.
Saint Louis Cathedral (French: La cathédrale Saint-Louis de Carthage) is an old Roman Catholic cathedral located in Carthage, Tunisia. Situated on the peak of Byrsa Hill and near the ruins of the ancient Punic and then Roman city, the cathedral is no longer used for worship but hosts concerts of Tunisian music and classical music.
St. Louis Cathedral, built by the French in 1890 and dedicated to the 13th century saint-king who died on the shores of Carthage in 1270.
Ella Fitzgerald A Nigth In Tunisia
The moon is the same moon above you
Aglow with its cool evening light
But shining at night, in tunisia
Never does it shine so bright