Saturday, September 10, 2016

Enjoy your Saturday

A great day to shop for fresh vegetable. It's that time of the year when local produce is at it's best. Enjoy.

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Have a great weekend


Georgetown

No visit to Washington DC is complete without a tour of Georgetown. I was able to get a tasty croissant there although many restaurants are somewhat trendy and artificial. The area is nevertheless very quaint.



Thursday, September 8, 2016

Philadelphia

Philadelphia is a fascinating city full of very important museums. These images are shot from the grounds of the Barnes Museum.




Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Main Street

It's a struggle for small stores in rural US main streets to survive. The lure of the shopping mall being what it is has created a dire situation for the old type store. The reality is that the small main street store has fallen on hard times. What was once a street that had all sorts of stores now it has been transformed in so called antique shoppes and eateries. Too bad. Here are a few shots of Main Street in Honesdale, PA this summer.

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Back to Trapani

No trip to Western Sicily is complete without a visit to Trapani. This very ancient city is so much similar geographically to Ithaca that some famous English historians believe that the Odyssey was written here. But I digress. This city is just wonderful and the centro storico has  been transformed into a pedestrian zone with severely limited auto traffic so one may enjoy the area at leisure and free from the annoying car and motorini traffic that plagues Italy.





Monday, September 5, 2016

Mike's horses

These horses belong to one of my dearest friends, Mike Nigro, whom I befriended many years ago in college and our frienship has never diminished. He and his wife Marcella hosted us at the end of our spring trip to Italy in their quaint "agriturismo" in Miasino, Piedmont. This is very near Lago D'Orta a lovely lake. It is an understatement to say that Mike loves his horses which he cares for with true TLC. All in all it was a great way to relax after a grueling trip that included a lot of driving and a flight to Sicily. It was worth it.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

Have a sweet Subday

The queen of all desserts. Traditional Sicilian cassata.