PREPLANNING OF 2016 TRIP TO PALERMO IN SICILY, PART III


The pre-planning continues … this promises to be a great adventure!!

Gronda Morin

PORTA DEI GRECI, ENTRY INTO LA KALSA PORTA DEI GRECI, ENTRY INTO LA KALSA

The following is a description of the Kalsa district and its attractions from Lonely Planets book, “Southern Italy:”

“Due to its proximity to the port, La Kalsa was subjected to carpet bombing during WWII, leaving it derelict and run down. Mother Teresa considered it akin to the shanty towns of Calcutta and established a mission here. Thankfully, this galvanized embarrassed authorities into action and the quarter is now undergoing extensive restoration.”

“Housed in the stately 15th century Palazzo Abatellis, this fine museum, Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, features works by Sicilian artists from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Its greatest treasure is Triunfo della Morte (Triumph of Death), a magnificent fresco in which Death is represented as a demonic skeleton mounted on a wasted horse, brandishing a wicked looking scythe while leaping over his hapless victims.”

Galleria Regionale della Sicilia Galleria Regionale della Sicilia

“The Galleria…

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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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