Baby's first St. Agata Festa, Catania, Sicily
Camille and I headed into the city today, curious to see what would be happening on the morning of the second day of the St. Agata Festival. It wasn't nearly as crowded as the night time festivities will be tomorrow which made it a wonderful time for exploring with a five year old. We ate lunch at a sidewalk cafe and spent most of the morning people watching. Lots of families, balloon vendors, and a smattering of street performers. Devotees dressed in white with black caps and their red and green St. Agata medals....poor baby in the above pic wasn't so thrilled with the outfit. We were fortunate to get into the Duomo during a late morning Mass with a beautiful female vocalist. To complete the morning's adventure, we bought a candle and joined a small crowd at an outdoor shrine to St.Agata. It really was a very moving moment and I am glad to have shared it with Camille. Just like last year, I feel drawn to the energy and intense devotion of this festival and I am already looking forward to returning tomorrow night.
I am submitting this post to Photo Friday at Delicious Baby. If you haven't checked it out before, it's the perfect way to travel the world with the just the click of a button. It's also a fun place to show off your own travel pics. And speaking of taking pictures, I'd also encourage any of you with i-phones to head over to FuoriBorgo where Emily has a great guest post all about i-phoneography. I had never heard that term until today, but I have been a long time fan of Emily's i-phone photos and I am now itching to play around with all of those cool apps (poor Adam may not be able to find his phone much this weekend!).