Posts tagged ‘Sea’

Trabocco Turchino

Trabocco Turchino, Marina di San Vito, Abruzzo, Italy
Marina di San Vito, Italy

The trabocco is a fishing machine connected with a narrow footbridge to the mainland. A fishing net is attached to its long antennae. When the fish pass over the fishing net, it is pulled up to catch it.

The trabocco Turchino ─ the one the photo ─ is a historic one. It is mentioned in a novel by Italian writer Gabriele D’Annunzio. Also for this reason this trabocco was rebuilt after a violent storm destroyed it a few years ago.

There are many trabocchi along the Trabocchi Coast in Abruzzo region, Italy. It is no longer convenient to fish in this way in Italy so most of the trabocchi have been turned into fish restaurants.

Fishing in the Big Blue

Fishing boat close to Sicilian Tyrrhenian coast, Sicily, Italy
Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, Italy (2009)

“The sea, the great unifier, is man’s only hope. Now, as never before, the old phrase has a literal meaning: we are all in the same boat.” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

Small Solace

Rocky cliffs of Scala dei Turchi, Realmonte, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy
Scala dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Cousteau

I miss the sea. Alas, at the moment I can only see it on photographs. So I re-edited a photo I took nine years ago. I was in Scala dei Turchi, on the southern coast of Sicily. This time I edited it in black and white. Small solace.

Siracusa - Ortigia Waterfront

My Top 10 Photos of 2018 (Part 1)

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

Also this year is about to end. I looked back at my 2018 images and chose the 10 that I like the most. Here are the first 5. Taken all in Sicily. And it is no coincidence that in 4 of these photos you can see the sea. In fact, in these short and cold winter days most of all I miss the sea… and the sun on my skin.

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