Friday, January 21, 2011

WHAT IN SICILY? - 30

Two large stones precisely placed against a wall on a busy street.  They are never moved.  Can you guess what they are used for?

8 comments:

jams o donnell said...

Aides for people to peer over the wall?

rosaria said...

Prevent cars from bumping into the wall.

RNSANE said...

I haven't a clue....is this something common?

LindyLouMac said...

Ciao Pat and best wishes for 2011, I am back at last catching up on so much that I missed while I was away from the blogsphere! Thankyou for comments you left on News From Italy while I was absent.
Maybe for mounting one's horse?

arlene said...

To mark the confines of a car or bike parking space? Buon anno! :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Haha! Good idea,jams but no. Good idea, Rosaria. Hi, Carmen. Probably! Hi, LindyLouMac. Glad you're back and buon anno to you. Could have been, but no. Clever idea, Arlene. Buon anno to you.

OK, here's the answer: they were put there by the fruitsellers. Thery sit on them in the shade of the wall, watching their lorries opposite. When a customer comes, they dash across the road to serve them. They sit on these stones for hours, day after day.

Ellee Seymour said...

I would never have guessed that. They are so low for seats and the fruitsellers must be very supple.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Ellee. Yes, they are spritely souls.

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