Caltanisetta – Majesty and Dereliction

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Ethereal colours of an end of summer dawn at Piazza Garibaldi – Caltanisetta old town centre  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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The Allied Invasion of Sicily and  the 1943  aerial bombardment could have happened here yesterday – Caltanisetta Old Town  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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Passers by move on fast, oblivious of  the little rangefinder camera I’m using to document this city in decline  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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My dear, how I love you… David Bugeja (c) 2016

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Derelict old city dwelling  – sealed off once grandiose houses belonging to Caltanisetta’s fleeing nobility abound in the city’s centre  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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And the dismal prospect only seems to get even worse as I dig deeper into the side street squalor of the old city quarters  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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Hardly an uplifting view but the street lamp worked at night! I  sure thanked God for that as  I stumbled past pitch black alleys on my way back to Piazza Garibaldi  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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Beats tramping around on foot especially after my one month old cancer surgeries, but no driver around  and no hitch hike in sight  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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Reminded me of  the golden days when I rode pillion and helmetless on the streets of Old Delhi and Jaipur  David Bugeja (c) 2016

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A window icon to the Blessed Virgin overlooks  two asbestos water tanks perched high above this old city street  David Bugeja (c) 2016

All Photographs Copyright (c) David Bugeja 2016

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