Festival Crowd, Part 2

June 6, 2015

I was happy to spot this beauty with the scarlet scarf. I had only ever seen them tied about men’s thick necks.

“So a woman can belong to San Giorgio’s Association?”  This is the group that parades the saint around the village.

“I’m the secretary,” she says.

“So you’re allowed to carry the saint?”

“Oh, no,” she smiles, then shrugs, as if to say “not in my lifetime.”

Sicilian Woman at Feast of San Giorgio, Copyright Jann Huizenga

Her cameo shows San Giorgio slaying the dragon.

And to continue my previous post showing festa-goers:

Sicilian in beret, copyright Jann Huizenga

What is it about a man in a beret??

Italian Style Man, copyright Jann Huizenga

He absolutely has what his T-shirt trumpets.

Sicilian couple, copyright Jann Huizenga

Love her pizzazz. She should have dressed him in a green tie.

Sicilian couple, copyright Jann Huizenga

Angelina still on the phone. Brad’s eye wandering.

Sicilian couple, copyright Jann Huizenga

Hmm. Let’s see. Who is San Giorgio and where is he to be found?

Father and daughter, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Papa, can’t you stop these damn explosions?

Balloon vendor, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

She dresses to match her balloons.

Police, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Almost as good as a beret.

Alla prossima, amici.



Click to subscribe to BaroqueSicily.

Find me on Facebook.

My photography website.


18 comments to Festival Crowd, Part 2

  • Why does everything seem better and more beautiful in Italy?
    Gorgeous women. Brad! Dark, sexy lipstick.
    YOU))))))))))) xxxxxxx

  • Lovely, Jann! I so love your people shots, trying to see connections between my mom’s family and these strangers via a nose or mouth or an expression. Something about Beret Man’s mouth and nose remind me of one of my cousins, ha!!

  • Love beret man Jann. All of them, players in search of a play. Exquisitely beautiful post. xx

  • Anitre

    Wonderful photos! I wish that we could see the festa. Everyone looks fab and what is it about the Italian (and French) cops? The majority of them should be in Vogue. Mamma Mia!

    • Jann

      Yes, Italian and French cops (and firemen) must have “handsome” as part of their job description. Thanks for commenting, Anitre. xxxx

  • Just fantastic images love the one of the guy with the t-shirt, so cool!

  • Jann, I love these photos of the people, the statue of St. George. I can hear the firecrackers, the laughter. They are iconic snaps of Sicily-in-festa. You take me there. Thank you!

    • Jann

      Susan, so happy to have you at my side for this festa. Thanks very much for stopping by. xxxxxx baci

  • Sam

    I go along with the little girl: I think explosion-free festivals are best!

    • Jann

      I overheard tourists says, “Such a violent festival!” Non-Sicilians were running for cover, but Sicilians, even little kids for the most part, seemed very relaxed during the worst of the pyrotechnics. Grazie, Sam.

  • Nothing is as good as that man in the Beret!

    • Jann

      🙂 Yeah, kind of makes you swoon–every man should have a beret in his wardrobe. Thanks for commenting Francesca.

  • I would love living there. We used to live in a “village” in Vermont that had festivals and music on the commons, shows, exhibitions, something going on all the time! I miss that but can enjoy it through your wonderful blog!! The people in your pictures are always so pulled together!

    • Jann

      Ciao Nan–yes, I love those beautiful green commons in Vermont towns. Our “commons” in Sicily are made of cobblestones, but the way these spaces are used must be very similar.

  • I’m really enjoying these shots of people at the festival. It really does frustrate me that women aren’t allowed to participate to the same extent as men though! One day.. 🙂 xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua Italy

Site Meter BlogItalia.it - La directory italiana dei blog