Fishing Boats in Mondello, Sicily

My love affair with boats began when I was very young. My father, a keen fisherman, used to take me out on the local river regularly. I would lie back on the padded lifejackets, my fishing line wrapped in anticipation around my finger, and watch the eagles circling above as the boat gently rocked me like a babe in the cradle.

Photographing boats also provides an endless source of pleasure for me, and one in which I indulge at every opportunity. They make perfect visual subjects, their elegant curves drawing the eye into the shot.

These darling, colourful fishing boats were softly nodding their greeting to me in the bay of Mondello, just outside the Sicilian capital of Palermo, as the local fishermen sat mending their nets and swapping tales nearby.

About Poetic Beauty

Passionate lover of beauty in all its forms, from the universal to the infinitesimal, with a desire to touch the hearts of all I encounter and share the beauty of life with others My art:
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2 Responses to Fishing Boats in Mondello, Sicily

  1. Cat says:

    That photo is so beautiful it makes me ache πŸ™‚ I love the colourful boats, but for me, seeing the trinity of water, mountains and sky is what makes this photo so wonderful- natures gifts πŸ™‚

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