Friday, November 22, 2013

LET THE STORMY CLOUDS CHASE, EVERYONE FROM THE PLACE....// SCENDE LA PIOGGIA MA CHE FA...

It's been a  rainy week here in Trapani  and more storms are predicted for the weekend.  Time for raincoats, umbrellas and boots!

E' stata una settimana di pioggia qui a Trapani  e sembra che pioverà ancora anche il fine settimana. Tiriamo fuori i trench, ombrelli e stivali! 


Here I'm at the embarkation point for the Island of Mozia, near Trapani.
Qui sono all'embarcadero per l'Isola di Mozia, vicino Trapani.





 
In my native town, Buseto Palizzolo
 





Monday, November 18, 2013

GIVE IN! / ARRENDETEVI!

 
Many people are tempted to come to Sicily but can't make up their mind. These pictures will persuade even the most indecisive person. Is there anything more irresistible than  Sicilian Cannolis?
 
Tante persone vorrebbero venire in Sicilia ma non si decidono. Queste foto riusciranno a convincere anche i più tentennanti. Cosa c'è di più irresistibile dei Cannoli Siciliani?
 
CANNOLI FROM NAPOLA, TRAPANI
 
 
You can almost taste it through the screen:) 
 


 
 
 
CANNOLI FROM DATTILO, TRAPANI
 



 
 
CANNOLI FROM BAR LUNA, TRAPANI
 


 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 




Thursday, November 14, 2013

PULL DOWN THY VANITY......WHO? ME? // STRAPPA DA TE LA VANITA'.......CHI? IO?

Unlike Ezra Pound, I do not claim to act without vanity. On the contrary.

Al contrario di Ezra Pound, non posso dire che non sono vanitosa. Anzi.







What better song to describe me?:)

Thursday, November 7, 2013

IS IT THE END....OR THE BEGINNING? / E' LA FINE ....O L'INIZIO?

There is a place in Trapani which I have literally fallen in love with. Where Italy begins or ends, depending on whether you come from the sea or from inland.  It's at the very tip of the city, in fact it's the North-Western-most point of Sicily itself.  The TORRE  DI LIGNY. Originally it was built as a watchtower, to warn local people of possible attacks from the sea, now it has been turned into a museum. Located between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, it is a  fascinating place, the air is unbelievably clean and fresh. I can just sit here for hours looking out into the open sea.

 Below you can see the Tyrrhenian Sea on the right, and the Mediterranean Sea on the left.


Here I'm standing behind the tower, this is where the two seas meet. Notice how tightly I am holding on to the railing, it's pretty scary here, below you have rocks and the deep sea. Just until a few years ago there was no railing and it was terrifying to walk around the tower, but exhilarating at the same time.

Fishermen at work below the tower.

 Monte Erice seen from the Tower of Ligny.