Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Benedetti Bacci Ball



It is this time again. As soon as the warm weather arrives, my Italian landlord opens the bacci ball season in the courtyard. Mr. B. brings out the scoreboard, which is a wooden block painted in the colours of the Italian flag. Every Friday his friends come, mostly wearing white shorts, all retired, recently flown in from Florida and they begin to play. Like passionate Sicilians, they yell at each other, make loud clapping noises and whistle furiously. I took these pictures from my balcony, drinking scotch and pretending I was in Palermo again.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

looking forward to being in the cheering section...! miss k

9:29 AM  
Blogger Miss Biliana said...

i have two dollars on the gentleman in the green shirt. what type of sports can we watch from your new point of view, miss k?

10:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

boy-watching perhaps from my roost?

3:11 PM  

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