Saturday, September 3, 2016

Last chance to go to Coney Island

After Labor Day, the beach is "officially closed," as if this ever stopped anyone from taking a dip without the life guards on duty. Go, enjoy yourselves in which ever beach you find.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Have a lovely Labor Day weekend

It's always the food

Yes indeed, it's always the food. What can I say. We Italians are absolutely obsessed with food and in Sicily we have the tastiest food in Italy. The fish, vegetables and cheeses are extraordinary. The bread is from heaven, the olive oil is superb and the restaurants are memorable. The two dishes shown here are from the Peccati di Gola restaurant located a short walk from our house. The owner is a Facebook friend and naturally was very friendly but he is very personable and amiable to all the costumers. we went on two different occasions and these dishes were what I ordered. One is fish couscous and the busiate pasta is with pesto trapanese. Both were delicious. Along with these we ordered mussels cooked in lemon juice. My wife had the prawns on both occasions. All dishes were outstanding and the prices reasonable. Not to be missed.

iPhone image

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Thursday, September 1, 2016


I cannot go to Castellammare del Golfo without visiting Scopello. It is in the town's territory and only a short ride from my house. Although touristy, it is a very pleasant place to stay because it is not overdone. It is quite lovely and the view is spectacular. The colors are real.

iPhone image

iPhone image

iPhone image

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

La sfilata dei carretti

Ttwo images from the traditional Sicilian carts parade at this year's feast. These were used for transportation but now they are  just a "quaint images. Nevertheless they make for nice images.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Breezy Point on a late summer evening

It's hard to believe that this place is in Queens, NYC. During hurricane Sandy, it suffered much devastation but things are slowly returning to normal. These photo show the wide beach at sunset. All photos shot with the iPhone 6S Plus.

Monday, August 29, 2016

So long, arrivederci

Time to say arrivederci to my beloved Castellammare del Golfo: I will return as soon as I can. Cannot stay away.