Tag: sicily

  • The Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

    written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2011-03-10 in #world #locations
    The Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo, Sicily

    If you go to Sicily you can't miss the capuchin catacombs of Palermo, something that confirms the ghoulish side of this city. A cemetery that contains 8000 mummies, lined upon walls, lying or standing, skeletons, and perfectly preserved bodies. It was active until 1920, when the last body was interred. And hooray! This is actually my first Lomo location in Sicily

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  • Mount Etna: Volcanic Beauty in Sicily

    written by neja on 2012-08-28 in #world #locations
    Mount Etna: Volcanic Beauty in Sicily

    Mars on Earth. While planning my trip to Sicily, I was obviously looking forward to visit Mount Etna. I love islands, and I especially love volcanic islands. I have been to Tenerife before so it was exciting to see how Mount Etna looked like.

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  • What's up at the University of Palermo?

    written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2012-03-18 in #world #locations
    What's up at the University of Palermo?

    Welcome to the University of Palermo, Italy. It was founded in 1806 and is now one of the largest universities in Italy. The buildings of the university are quite all over the city, some old, some new, and some with great history. Enjoy the visit!

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  • Palermo, the City Where I Live

    written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2011-03-12 in #world #locations
    Palermo, the City Where I Live

    Palermo is a historic city situated on the north west coast of Sicily. The city was founded 2,700 years ago by the Phoenicians and by this time, its name has changed several times as well as its rulers. If you like food, hot climate, mess, and exotic places, this city is the perfect place for you.

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  • Palermo, Sicily

    written by neja on 2012-10-11 in #world #locations
    Palermo, Sicily

    Rough on the outside, warm on the inside. Our visit to Sicily started in Palermo, where we landed. We felt it would be too much of a hassle to drive to Taormina immediately so we decided to stay overnight and learn more about Palermo.

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  • Going to Eat Horse Meat in Catania, Italy

    written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2011-03-08 in #world #locations
    Going to Eat Horse Meat in Catania, Italy

    Last Saturday I went to Catania. We got there to buy some reptiles but the main purpose was actually to go and eat horse meat. It was a long way, I live in Palermo which is at the northern coast of Sicily and Catania is at the far east side of this island, but in some ways it was worth it.

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  • Straight Photography in Palermo: A Tribute to Walker Evans

    written by sirio174 on 2013-01-18 in #world #locations
    Straight Photography in Palermo: A Tribute to Walker Evans

    This article is a tribute of a master of the Straight Photography: Walker Evans. Walking in Palermo with my Canon Canonet QL17, I took some photos of the capital city of the Sicily similar to the anti-graphic style of the masterpiece book: American Photographs.

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  • The Tower of San Nicolò all'Albergheria and its View

    written by icomewhenieatcaponata on 2011-03-23 in #world #locations
    The Tower of San Nicolò all'Albergheria and its View

    Formerly a medieval vigil tower built in the 13th century, it was turned into a belfry tower of the Church of San Nicolò all'Albergheria in the 16th century. It stands in the district of Albergheria and is surrounded by the open air market of Ballarò. It is now a very nice place to enjoy a beautiful view of the city of Palermo.

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  • Italian Spring 2011: A Trip That I Will Never Forget

    written by hairil on 2012-01-19 in #world #locations
    Italian Spring 2011: A Trip That I Will Never Forget

    A 10-day trip around Italy with my trusty toy cameras. Capturing the sights and colours as spring blossoms into life.

  • The Cathedral of Monreale

    written by sirio174 on 2013-01-15 in #world #locations
    The Cathedral of Monreale

    Monreale is a town of 30,000 inhabitants in the province of Palermo, in Sicily. This town is famous for its important Cathedral, one of the most well-known example of Norman architecture in the South of Italy. With my Lomo LC-A, I took some photos of this artistic masterpiece. Read more!

  • Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-02 in #world #locations
    Off the Beaten Track: The Wonderful Churches of Palermo

    If you are in search of a lesser known European city full of nice examples of art and architecture, I would recommend that you visit Palermo, the capital of the region of Sicily in the South of Italy. This city is rich with wonderful churches, squares, fountains, and other important monuments and buildings! Take a look after the jump!

  • Spring Break Getaways: A Short Vacation in Taormina

    written by sirio174 on 2013-04-16 in #world #locations
    Spring Break Getaways: A Short Vacation in Taormina

    This year's spring is not coming in the North of Italy. At the beginning of April we have rain, cloudy days, cold weather. So, just after the Easter holidays, I decided to make a short visit on the East Coast of the Sicily, with a day trip in the town of Taormina. Here, I took many photos using my Olympus 35 RC camera. At the end of the day, I found a great surprise in the sky. Read more!

  • Iles Lavezzi - Bonifacio - Corsica

    written by misskhali on 2009-01-26 in #world #locations
    Iles Lavezzi - Bonifacio - Corsica

    I'm half Corsican from my mother. From my birth to my 17 I've been spending my summers in Corsica. My family is based in the north bt I've visited almost the whole isle. Once we went to visit Bonifacio, at the extreme south. After wandering in the city, we took a small boat to go the the Lavezzi Islands, an archipelago situated at five kilometers from Bonifacio.

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  • Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music

    written by sirio174 on 2014-05-13 in #lifestyle
    Fresh From the Lab: Sicilian Dance and Music

    Yesterday I picked up from my trusty photography shop in Como a developed and scanned color film roll containing images of the Sicilian festival held on May 1 at the city's historical center. A few hours ago, I made some scans of these images, which I'm pleased to show you in this article! Read more after the jump!