Friday, June 24, 2016

Strong bank

The Banco di Sicilia was once one of the oldest, most powerful and richest banks in pre unification Italy. When Garibaldi came, he took all the gold reserves [he did the same with the Banco di Napoli] so that the Piedmontese king could pay the debts he incurred during the Crimean wars. The truth about the risorgimento is finally coming out. It took over 100 years of myths and lies before the light of truth could have shone. Too late to do anything about. At least that pathetic House of Savoy was thrown out after the end of WW II. This is a branch office in the old part of Trapani.

Have a delicious weekend

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Italian Feast

They are getting ready to prepare the giglio, a tall structure that is lifted and carried throughout the neighborhood of North Brooklyn around Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. It's an annual event that mimics on a smaller scale the event held in Noto, Italy. It's a fun event that is very popular. This image dates from 1986 when I was  doing a project on Italian feasts in the New York area for an Italian client.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Night shots

These two two night shots are from a recent trip to Saint Augustine, Florida. This was a very pleasant trip and I absolutely fell in love with Saint Augustine. 

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Delicious photo

These two little girls were photographed at the Festa Italiana that used to be held annually at the church of Our Lady of Pompeii in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. These photos date from 1986 when I was working on a project involving the many neighborhood feasts in New York.

Monday, June 20, 2016

My dog

Charlie is a very special animal. A friendly. loving and affectionate dog that is my constant companion. I cannot say enough nice things about him. Obviously he great looks speak for themselves.

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Have a delicious week

Sicilian comfort food. Modified pasta picchiu pacchiu. A very simple dish of tomatoes basil and garlic with basil. Here Laura, the cook, added  crushed almonds and walnuts along with bread crumbs. Delicious comfort food.

iPhone image

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Sunday in the park, just a few years ago...

Actually many years ago. In 1974, in New York's Central Park on a late winter day that was sunny and not too cold. As the song goes, "I remember it well."