My Name is Nobody (Enna IV)

And so as the two floats have been escorted to the cathedral with a funeral march and choral accompaniments at 7.00pm we are ready for the procession to begin. The robes for the oldest confraternity of SS Salvatore bear a red Maltese cross which suggests a link back to the crusades (this being the emblem … Continue reading My Name is Nobody (Enna IV)

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For a Few Shoulders More (Enna III)

The church of Santissimo Salvatore can trace its origins to 1261 (though it's been rebuilt since then) and so its lack of size is compensated for by being one of the town's oldest and most important churches, and in so far as many christians see the church as being the people who attend rather than … Continue reading For a Few Shoulders More (Enna III)

A Fistful of Colours (Enna II)

The reason for so many to be here became apparent only gradually.  The carriage of garment bags and trundling of cases laid a trail that many would follow; though most were deterred by iron gates and returned to the duomo for easier prey. The patient, and the knowledgable knew better. Soon creatures of varying plumage … Continue reading A Fistful of Colours (Enna II)

Contrast is what makes photography interesting.*

Dashing into Newcastle today for an errand, I wasn't sure what I'd find.  Many businesses would be closed for Good Friday, yet the major stores were all open.  Would the city be thronged with shoppers?  As it happened it wasn't, which was strange given the slight rise in temperatures which was accompanied by blue skies … Continue reading Contrast is what makes photography interesting.*

The Great British Bank Holiday (that isn’t!)

Public holidays in the UK tend to be known as Bank Holidays, a term which goes back to the days when the banks maintained very different operating hours to those which they do today, for whilst it is Good Friday there are branches open in some locations, an act that would have once been seen … Continue reading The Great British Bank Holiday (that isn’t!)