Cultcha

28 May

Fresh Orange Juice Stand

In contrast to Greek and Roman Ruins, we have seen some eye-popping contemporary sights in Sicily.  There are furniture design stores everywhere. If the display windows are to be believed, everyone lives in a present day Felini movie.

We have also observed some commercial design that belies narrow streets and homemade pasta. There is a traveling orange juice stand that we have seen at several venues. Local feast days are a biggee. The orange opens to a preparation area and counter with similiar design and hues. The orange juice is freshly squeezed, some from the local specialty blood oranges.

Plastic Palm Tree

We spyed this plastic palm at a home landscaping store.  They also sold pots that mimicked the reconstructed Roman pots we saw at the Museum of Archaeology. These along with a drive-in MacDonald’s are a sobering reminder that even Sicily suffers from international exposure to plastic and Big Macs.

5 Responses to “Cultcha”

  1. neilfreer June 10, 2012 at 4:17 am #

    Hi, Guys,
    When you get to S. Africa you should not miss the discoveries by Michael Tellinger of ancient stone circles there. See his Temples Of The African Gods ………although they are obviously not temples.

  2. Ellen Gregor May 29, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

    I’ve been following your blog without comment. It’s about time I did (comment) – I feel a little voyeuristic! Anywoo, I love your photos and descriptions. Sicily sounds lovely. I can hardly wait for Cape Town! Is that next? Or is it Australia. Hard to keep up with you globe trotters.
    The garden is baring up without you, but you are very much missed!

    Ellen Gregor

    • Jill May 30, 2012 at 3:24 am #

      Ellen: I am so pleased to hear that you are following the blog. I consider that a great compliment. Cape Town is after Sicily. We go June 30. I miss the garden and all of you. If you think of it, send me a picture once the veggies are ripening. I would love to see it. We haven’t found any community gardens here yet? maybe in our other three countries. So good to get your post. Jill

  3. Mary May 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm #

    Hey Ms. Jilly: The blog is wonderful. Can I join you? I think I must be hungry because all the talk of food makes me want to jump on a plane & join you. Mayri

    • Jill May 30, 2012 at 3:18 am #

      Mare, So glad you are here and reading. Siracusa is seafood heaven. You would love it. Fresh tuna and pasta with capers and fresh tomatoes is wonderful. Meals are five course with a meat course following the pasta course. You roll home. J

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