August 9, 2011
Water runs again in our village fountains.
How many years were they dry? I’m not sure, actually, but this year the village coughed up around 250,000 euro to make them gush again.
These antiques now have a modern twist. See for yourself.
A large, wide basin at the foot of Ragusa Ibla where donkeys drank and women did the laundry is also under reconstruction.
Ragusa Ibla is lucky to have money for things like this, thanks to its status as a World Heritage Site. In the poor village of Cassaro about an hour away, a wall mural has replaced the old village fountain. It sort of breaks my heart.