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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fray

Palermo Sicily Ficus Tree

In the middle class Piazza Marina district there was an interesting park with large ficus trees with aerial roots hanging from the branches and reaching out to the ground below to strike down into the earth and add to the tree’s fortress like appearance.

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Sicily, Palermo, The Cathedral and a Carnival

Palermo Cathedral Sicily

Beyond this poor area of the city was the busy port where there were urgent preparations being finalised before tonight’s big parade.  Today was the culmination of a six-day festival in honour of the City’s patron saint, Saint Rosalia, who, according to legend, saved the City from a terrible plague in the seventeenth century.

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