0 Likes

The Gigli of Nola
Naples

The Gigli (prounounced gee - yee) are wooden towers constructed and decorated by each of the suburbs of Nola. Of the course of 3 days, the each suburb carries thier Gigli to the main square. These towers are actually physically picked up and carried by 20-30 men using wooden poles and carried around the city.

Copyright: Scott Knauss
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 11210x5605
Uploaded: 29/06/2009
Updated: 30/09/2014
Views:

...


Tags: naples; italy; nola; gigli
comments powered by Disqus

Scott Knauss
Somma Vesuviana from my roof.
Davide Manzo
Volcano Vesuvius
Martin Hertel
Vesuv Mtn.
Jan Vrsinsky
The Lookout from Mount Vesuvius
Jan Vrsinsky
The Vesuvius Volcano
Scott Knauss
Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow Ii
Scott Knauss
Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lava Flow I
Scott Knauss
Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Lookout Vista
Scott Knauss
Sansebastiano
Scott Knauss
Naples Italy Mount Vesuvius Comm Hill
Scott Knauss
Vesuvio End Of Capodichino Runway Naples
Ron Duijzings
"Villa di Cicerone" at Pompeii, Italy
John Willetts ARPS
Cowslips near Oakridge, Gloucestershire
Uwe Buecher
Partition Arch - Arches Nat. Park - Utah
Arroz Marisco
The Imposing Taboche on the Way to Dughla
Luis Erantzcani
Kiosco Morisco at Santa María la Ribera
David Rowley
Gwalia Historic Workshop
Claudio Muzzetto
Costa Paradiso, Spiaggia di Li Cossi
Martin Broomfield
Juan de Fuca Strait
Georgios Kosmas
Meteora rocks - Μετέωρα
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Stig Nordlander
Yellowstone Sapphire Pool
Arroz Marisco
Sunset at Mirror Lake
Ederson Nunes
Viaduto na Avenida Borges de Medeiros - Boulevard Overpass
Scott Knauss
Piazza di Spagna
Scott Knauss
Powhatan Woods , Williamsburg Snow Day
Scott Knauss
Sansebastiano
Scott Knauss
Italy Latina Sperlonga 1
Scott Knauss
St Stephens Green Dublin, Ireland
Scott Knauss
sala-camino
Scott Knauss
St. Giles Cathedral
Scott Knauss
Fset Dinner at La Fattoria
Scott Knauss
Mountains above Formia
Scott Knauss
Naples Italy Center West
Scott Knauss
Olive Trees of Fasano
Scott Knauss
NCTS Naples Command Picnic 2009 - 2
More About Italy

The name "Italy" is shrouded in mystery; some etymologists trace it to a Greek word meaning "the land of young cattle."Italy was fond of Jupiter and Mars from the very start, Jupiter for fatherly good luck and Mars for war!But it all began with Rome. Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus who were sons of Rhea and Mars.The twins were abandoned at birth out of a fear that they would grow up and later overthrow Amelius, usurper of their grandfather's rightful throne.Wrongful mis-doings most foul! Treachery and sabotage!! HOW would these two blessed infants make their way in such a world?As it turns out, the twins didn't have to make their way very far, because one of them killed the other one and then they weren't twins anymore. But that happens later.First they got rescued by a she-wolf who suckled them with her milk and raised them as her own until they were discovered by the shepherd Faustulus.Faustulus fed them meat and bread and also raised them as his own until they were old enough to return to Amelius and hack him up as planned. They reinstated the grandfather Numitor to his rightful throne and went off to celebrate by starting a town of their own.They chose a hilly area where the mama wolf had saved them from certain death in the barren wilderness and began scouting locations.Romulus liked one hill. Remus liked another. The circle of crows like Romulus' hill, so Romulus killed Remus and named the town after himself. Thus Rome was born and Italy with it.Text by Steve Smith.