Catania, dark and atmospheric by night, became my new home as of September 2011. I left a self pitying, unemployed but endlessly wonderful Ireland behind for a new challenge in what was for me, the hitherto unknown world of Sicily.
Below is the ceiling of the Basilica della Collegiata which is located on via Etnea.
The exterior is also attractive to the eye.
Walking away from La Collegiata towards the main square of the city, Piazza Duomo, one will see the iconic monument of Catania, La Fontana dell’Elefante, the fountain of the elephant.
Behind the fountain is the comune building which is the county council or government body which controls the administration of the city. When the city’s residents are angry due to lack of work or high bin charges the lament that the elephant is dangerously thin because the comune have been eating away at him.
Back to the Gaff
Scandalous Narratives of Contemporary Ireland
Back to the Gaff is a book by new author John P Brady, which describes the excessive and outrageous nature of Irish night life. Meet an array of eccentric individuals who populate the bars of Dublin, living lives of decadence and abandon. Their frolics inevitably lead to a trip ‘back to the gaff,’ which in Dublin-speak means gravitating towards someone’s place of residence where the depravity continues.
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