A clear retort to Philadelphia’s famous LOVE statue, this statue, by pop surrealist artist Angelo Accardi, stands in a central Palermo park. And like Philly’s Rocky statue, there’s a steady stream of people lined up to take a photo in front of it.
Given the havoc the Mafia has wreaked on the population, reputation, and economy of Sicily, I was surprised to see Godfather images so abundant. According to our guide Salvo, those are strictly for the benefit of the tourists from America and Eastern Europe, which might give some insight into what Putin is all about.
Even though Italy now has the lowest marriage rate (and the third lowest birth rate) in Europe, there’s something about a bride that seems to move southern Italy. Or at least a bride’s gown. I counted more bridal shops in Palermo in two days than I see in America in a decade.
There was something magical about the Palermo nights: the vibrancy of the street life juxtaposed with the timeless beauty of the ancient buildings.
2 thoughts on “154. Scenes of Palermo”
Love these scenes. Thanks for sharing them!
Love the photos – really stunning – and always enjoy your comments!