Montangareale, Sicily, Italy

Montangareale, Sicily, Italy

In August this year, we went and stayed in the home town of my grand parents, Montagnareale in Sicily, Italy.   This video highlights the procession of Our Lady of Grace, which is held on the 15th of August every year.   As part of the ceromony the statue that subsided in the main church is carried in procession on the shoulders of 24 men through the streets of the town.   The Madonna is said to weight about 1900 kilograms.  This was the second time that I had seen this procession, that last time in 2007.

The highlight, was visiting the veggie patch that was my grandfathers, and his fathers before that. this features in the start of the video.    As it has been said before, "You don't own a garden, you are merely borrowing it from the last generation to give to the next."    

Venice, Veneto, Italy

Venice, Veneto, Italy

Dad, get off ya phone!

Dad, get off ya phone!

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