Lady with the Red Scarf

March 14, 2014

…with a supporting cast of one.

Lady with the Red Scarf, copyright Jann Huizenga

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Natura Morta

February 22, 2014

Here’s what I do with my free time: wander the village with a bag full of  fruit. When I see a good spot, I scan the area to make sure I’m alone, pose the persimmon, and click the shutter fast — before neighborhood busybodies spot the americana doing yet another weird thing. You gotta be quick.

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Pear on Sicilian Wall, copyright Jann Huizenga

Persimmons on Sicilian Walls, Copyright Jann Huizenga

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Tin-Clad Doors, Sicily

October 7, 2013

I love Sicily’s wrinkled old tin-clad doors.

Sicilians are giving them the heave-ho.  They rip ‘em out, heartlessly, and put in sleek white ones with blank-eyed glass in the center.

I know, I know. I’m probably the only one on the island to treasure these things. It’s just ugly old junk to Sicilians. Out with the old! In with the new! We’re not some kind of backward old island!!! Give us the new!!! Sleek modern designs! Give us shiny chic doors from Milan! Dump these onto the rubbish pile. Out! Out! Out! There was a time, not so long ago, when we were poor. Imagine. So poor that our wooden doors, rotted by a chafing sun, had to be tinned instead of replaced.

After they’ve torn them all out, they’ll ache for them. Just wait.

Tin-faced door in Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

TIn-faced door in Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Tin-clad door in Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Rusty Keyhole on a tin-clad door, copyright Jann Huizenga

Vintage Sicilian tin-clad door, copyright Jann Huizenga

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The Chair Mystery

August 23, 2013

Omne trium perfectum.

Three is a perfect number.

Are they awaiting 3 surprise guests?

Is it Sicilian Theater of the Absurd?

Empty chairs in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A church in Scicli, in Southeast Sicily.

Dawn Stroll, Deepest Sicily

May 1, 2013

Tumble out of bed at dawn and meet me for a wander about town.

Street Sweeper in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Lion Fountain in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Red Door in Southeast Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Clock tower in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Fountain in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

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