Happy to announce, my continued successful collaboration with the American Italian Cultural Center in New Orleans, where the LUKE FONTANA COLLECTION has a permeant exhibit. Please stop in to view & if inspired to- purchase my photographs celebrating the gloriously majestic & beautiful Dolomiti Mountains; as well as enjoy the incredible AICC.
My “Horses in Dolomiti” photograph was taken in Lago Antorno.
From there I took a truck drive to Monte Piana with an Italian man to “Museo storico all'aperto della 1 Guerra Mondiale…the Grande Guerra Museum = a WW1 museum.
I'm playing my blues harmonica song "MY BABE".
He asks where is my family from and I tell him Sicily, but when I tell him my name is Fontana, he said no way am I from Sicily!
The Fontanas come from POINTE NELLE ALPI a village outside of Bellundo.
The earthquake, I speak with him about concerning my father's father=Paolo(Paul) Fontana village being destroyed on June 28,1873; did not occur in Sicily, but outside of Bellundo, Italy.
For the 1st time in my life, for whatever it's worth,
Luke Fontana is not 100% Sicilian.
And my sister, Lucia was so happy when I inform her of this
Fontana Family fact.
Viva la vita!