Saturday, August 21, 2010
This is the "tammuriniata" or drumming for the feast of the Madonna del Soccorso, the patron of Castellammare del Golfo. The feast, a three days event, it begins on August 19 with the "tammuriniata," and ends on the 21st with a very long procession culminating in a spectacular fire works show. The legend behind the event is the intervention in favor of Castellammare of the Madonna in suppressing the British Navy whose marines were posed to attack and sack the town. These photos were taken with the G 11.
Friday, August 20, 2010
In north western Sicily just west of Castellammare lies the Riserva lo Zingaro. This is a natural reserve that preserves the coast line in it's natural pristine condition. It's a hard hike and there are small inlets with small beaches from which to swim. It's absolutely fantastic. The water is super clean.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
We took a three days tour that took us all the way to Noto then back. We first went to Caltagirone where the ceramics are incredible and there's a so called scalinata, a ceramic stairway that takes you to the top of the city. A must climb. This picture was taken along the way with the Canon G 11.
More will follow from the trip. It must be stated at the outset that all the people we met were extremely helpful and friendly. The food was of cousee out of this world. We drove all the way from Siracusa to Castellammare in about 3;5 hours on the wonderful autostradas here. My daughter Jennifer, the photographer did most of the driving.The trip to was much longer as we took the older roads.
Monday, August 16, 2010
If you could only taste them. Summer cualiflowers at my favorite farmers' market in Castellammare del Golfo. Delicious cooked with garlic and just a touch of tomatoes with the superb local olive oil. The camera, if you must know, was the Canon G-11.