One Moment & Three Lives on a Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily

December 7, 2012

Street Corner, Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

A Street Corner in Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Sicilian Street Corner, Siracusa, copyright Jann Huizenga

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These photos were taken in the charming old part of Siracusa called Ortigia. A place not to be missed!

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Red for Saints, Santas & Sinners

December 17, 2011

Bright red, a rosso the color of Rudolph’s nose, is the leitmotif of the season here in Southeast Sicily.

Political street theater in Catania, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Political street theater in Catania on December 16, 2011

Political street theater in Catania, copyright Jann Huizenga

Ms. Santa was handing out "gifts" of scrolled paper that read "Merry Christmas. Monti's government is gifting you a cut in your pension." (A better kind of protest than throwing molotov cocktails, as in Greece, don't you think?)

Festival of Santa Lucia, Siracusa, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Powdered wig, rider and horse at Siracusa's Festival of Santa Lucia, December 13

Santa Lucia, martyred patron saint of Siracusa, copyright Jann Huizenga

Santa Lucia, martyred patron saint of Siracusa, December 13

Band Members at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Scicli, Sicily, Dec 8, 2011

The band at the Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Scicli, December 8

Sicilian Man in Red Tie, Scicli, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Onlooker at Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Scicli, December 8

Altar Boy at Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Altar boy at Feast of the Immaculate Conception in Ragusa Ibla, December 7

Sicilian Woman in Red Christmas Shawl, copyright Jann Huizenga

Woman going to mass in Modica

Women's Red-Soled Shoes in Sicily, copyright Jann Huizenga

Mass-going woman's shoes

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