Friday, May 28, 2010

Bari - Cathedral of Saint Sabinus

Took a walk around the old town of Bari last Saturday afternoon. This is the Cathedral of Saint Sabinus. Strangely, we found a large statue of Saint Nicholas inside. Where is Saint Sabinus, I ask? Bari is just crazy for Saint Nicholas, so I guess Saint Sabinus gets short shrift...

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Man Ray - The 50 Faces of Juliet 1941-1955

A collection of original photos by Man Ray entitled "The 50 Faces of Juliet" is on exhibit at the Lorusso Gallery in Andria. The photos are all of Man Ray's wife, Juliet Browner, and were taken between 1941 and 1955. Also on exhibit are some of his famous Objects d'Affection, which are objects of daily use, removed from their usual context and reinterpreted. The exhibit runs until July 30.
Man Ray was a dadaist and a surrealist, and taking photos of his photos felt like a rather surreal experience itself.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Giro d'Italia in Molfetta

The Giro d'Italia passed through Molfetta this afternoon. It was quite exciting and a very rare event, since the Giro doesn't usually make it down our way. In fact, the last time it came through these parts was about 20 years ago they tell me.

My thanks to my friend Svetlana, and her fast reflexes, for this photo. I arrived just as the cyclists were zipping by and they were SO fast that by time I whipped my camera out...they were gone!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pink Rose Bud

Here's another rose...just because it's beautiful.

(The careful observer will spot the insect on the open rose. All of my flower shots seem to have insects in them recently. You can tell it's spring!)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Enzo Rosa Blu

I have mentioned my interest in the way Italian truckers sometimes decorate their cabs with their names, crucifixes, posters, neon lights...the individual trucker's imagination and sense of "style" are probably the only limits. It's not an easy thing to photograph, though, because I usually see these trucks when they are barrelling down the highway in the opposite direction at 90+ kilometers per hour. So, I was happy to catch this parked truck belonging to Enzo "Pink Blue." I think the crucifixes are so common because if you are on the road as often as a trucker you need all the help you can get to stay safe!

Monday, May 10, 2010

At the Fish Market

Lots to choose from at the daily fish market...


Oysters at 5€ a kilo...

Squid and other fish...
...and lots and lots of shrimp!

And here's a video I took of some fishmonger talk. (Check out his bling!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Red, Red Rose

For all the mothers and all of their love!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Different Angle on the Duomo

It's the symbol of Molfetta!
See it from other angles here, here and here.