Saturday, August 20, 2016

Le bancarelle

These are the stalls that are set up during the feast. They sell mostly junk but they are a tradition. Among the various vendors, there are also street food stands. Children are especially fond of the bancarelle. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Announcing the feast

Here in Castellammare del Golfo it's the fisrt day of the three day major feast. La festa del ventuno d'agosto. It culminates onAugust 21st with a huge procession and spectacular fireworks. Here we see the tammurinari announce the feast. In the old days the tammurinari or drummers acted as town criers. This was before smart phones pf course.

Thursday, August 18, 2016


This alleyway is in Castellammare del Golfo where I am presently. It depicts a quiet time of day. The town has many such places that attract the photographer's eye.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

New England rural scenes

These are medium format images shot way back in 1973 in New England. The film was Ektachrome  100 / 120 and the camera was a Yashikamat 124. I love the square format. These days when I shoot with my iPhone. it reminds me of that great square format.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The old park

Living in New York one cannot help falling in love with Central Park. It may not be as fancy as the Jarden de Luxembourg of Paris or Villa Borghese in Rome, but it has something unique that makes it a New York park. Here are two archival photos from the seventies showing the carriages that are a central part of the park mystique. No pun intended.

Monday, August 15, 2016

La cattedrale di San Marco

No words can describe the beauty of this church. A picture is really worth a thousand words.
Great images to start the new week. 

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Keep cool this sunday

When it's hot my min wonders to cooler times. This winter shot from the seventies takes me back to a cooler time in more than one way.