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Simply put,

I love carrying around a camera, and trying to get people to look into the lens.

Tag Archives: Mercato della Vucciria

Daily Life, Palermo, Sicily

Blessed with a truly Mediterranean climate, Palermitani (residents of Palermo) spend much of their time outdoors.  Palermo is full of markets that are busy in the day with people buying their daily goods, and convert to gathering places in the evening where residents meet-up, grab a bite to eat, watch football, or party late into the night.

Mercato della Vucciria was my favorite for nightlife.  Mercato della Ballaro was my favorite for mornings.

“In Sicily, women are more dangerous than shotguns.”
― Mario Puzo

Torrefazione Ideal Cafe has the best coffee in Palermo.

There emerged, this evening, from that swarming esplanade of Des Invalides – amid the crackle of fireworks, the shooting stars, the stink of frying, the hiccuping of drunkards and the reeking atmosphere of menageries – the wild effusions of one of Nero’s festivals. It was like the odour of a May evening on the Basso-Porto of Naples. It was easy to believe that the faces in that crowd were Sicilian.”
― Jean Lorrain

“The Italians are fond of red clothes, peacock plumes, and embroidery; and I remember one rainy morning in the city of Palermo, the street was ablaze with scarlet umbrellas.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson