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boat, clinging to the day

Our quartet of roving photographers had been down to the harbor earlier in the day, and we went back hoping for a dramatic sunset. And while we didn’t get that, we did get a chance to photograph the last bits of light as they slid across the boats and the water and all the other things.

Palermo, Sicily
photographed 8.30.2022

market needlework

My mom made all of my clothes (except for my Girl Scout uniforms and swim suits). And while I absolutely did not get her abilities for or interest in sewing, I appreciate the art involved.

And maybe that’s why these clothes (which were hanging from a metal panel that had a bit of a makeshift look to it) at a Sicilian market caught my attention. But, really, though, why would anyone overlook that delicate pink and white edging on that sleeve?

La Vucciria Market
Palermo, Sicily
photographed 8.30.2022

cleaned fish

Just the night before, these fish had been swimming around in the Mediterranean. And when I saw them, they were being cleaned (quickly, by someone with a lot of practice) before maybe heading across the market to the man wearing a red apron frying up platters of fish.

La Vucciria Market
Palermo, Sicily
photographed 8.30.2022

the sunglasses guy

This sunglasses vendor was happy to pose for a picture. I mean, I don’t speak Sicilian and he didn’t speak English, but I’m assuming that my request to photograph him, which included a gesture toward my camera, was answered in the affirmative, because he struck a pose.

Palermo, Sicily
photographed 9.1.2022

font angel

I love church statues. And if the statue is an angel, swooping down with a shell-shaped font? You know I’ll love that even more than a normal statue.

And then, when I get home, I have the pleasure of editing the image.

What a life!

Chiesa de San Giuseppe dei Padri Teatini
Palermo, Sicily
photographed 8.31.2022

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