Roberta Reina

What is an atmosphere made of (2015-2016)

Walking in the evening in the historic centre of Palermo, which is the heart of the city, you can see many areas that are colored by typical corner markets that represent the ancient city’s pulsating core, tied to the scents and traditions of this city. Past and present exist together and give a unique scenery in many interesting places.
Il Capo, Ballarò and Via Bandiera are some of Palermo’s four main street markets. They have Arabic origins and during the evening the atmosphere is unique. They concentrate mainly on the sale of food and the fish stalls are of particular renown, but you can also find clothes, textiles or old pieces of furniture. Wending your way through the streets you will catch glimpses of these labyrinthine alleys where the secret is to follow your nose.

Coexistence despite differences (Ballarò market)
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Coexistence despite differences (Ballarò market)
Xmas Time (Il Capo market)
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Xmas Time (Il Capo market)
Textiles market in Via Bandiera
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Textiles market in Via Bandiera
Mother and child (Ballarò market)
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Mother and child (Ballarò market)
The butcher's shop (Ballarò market)
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The butcher's shop (Ballarò market)
Textiles market in Via Bandiera
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Textiles market in Via Bandiera
Working and chatting (Ballarò market)
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Working and chatting (Ballarò market)
Not so much to buy at the end of the day (Ballarò market)
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Not so much to buy at the end of the day (Ballarò market)
Smells and colors (Il Capo market)
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Smells and colors (Il Capo market)
A ancient alley (Il Capo market)
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A ancient alley (Il Capo market)
Looking for some Xmas bright lights (Il Capo market)
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Looking for some Xmas bright lights (Il Capo market)
Clothes and food (Ballarò market)
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Clothes and food (Ballarò market)
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