Tuesday, June 17, 2008
More about the Piazza
The Duomo, the cathedral, anchors Ravello's central square on the tunnel side. Here's a side altar where I lit a bunch of candles for sinners of my acquaintance (you know who you are...) (and it's not the ones anyone would suspect, either!) Cathy lit hers for Barack Obama and Squeak.
My minor in college was Latin, and one of my great and unexpected pleasures as a traveler has been being able to read not only the books but also the plaques and engravings in various churches--well, two so far: Notre Dame in Paris, which was like the mother lode, and this one in Ravello. Whatever is the patron's name? Hang on...oh! Saint Pantaleone. I don't know much else about him, but he is the patron saint of the LOTTERY!!! Is this fortuitous, or what?
A satisfied if nervous customer searching for a light for her smoke.
On Sunday, the square was full of little kids running around, the older ones kicking a football and a few of the younger ones riding small bikes.