The roof of San Cataldo church, one of the simpliest architectures I've seen in palermo, coming out from arabian influence, it was also one of the most surprising.
Unfortunately mu wide angle lens were not enough to capture all the three cupolas.
Infos from Wikipedia:
San Cataldo is a church of the Sicilian city of Palermo, on the central Piazza Bellini. It is a notable example of Norman architecture. The church is annexed to that of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio.
History and overview
Founded around 1160 by admiral Majone di Bari, in the 18th century the church was used as a post office. In the 19th century it was restored and brought back to a form more similar to the original Mediaeval edifice.
It has a rectangular plan with blind archs, partially occupied by windows. The ceiling has three characteristics red, bulge domes (cubole) and Arab-style merlons.
The interior has a nave with two aisles. The naked walls are faced by spolia columns with Byzantine style arcades. The pavement is the original one and has a splendid mosaic decoration. Also original is the main altar.
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jafadabret (56501) 2007-12-05 0:53
J'aime la géométrie de cette architecture. Les couleurs et la lumière donnent une photo des plus agréables.
Paolo (41222) 2007-12-05 1:03
Ciao Giorgio, bella foto, con otitma luce, qualità e un bel POV guardando il soffitto e le volte e le cupole di S.Cataldo.
belli anche i colori.
clio (27961) 2007-12-05 1:14
Anche se non potevi avere tutte le cupole sulla foto, la tua inquadratura è eccellente e da' una bella idea della chiesa. Bella prospettiva ed una splendida illuminazione.
Bluejeans (64249) 2007-12-05 5:36
Ola Giorgio ,
Interessante este ponto de visão sobre o tecto , boa simetria de foto , gostei muito da luz e dos detalhes , parabens!!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
jcdurka1 (1950) 2007-12-05 6:23
The view of the roof give the vertigo, you've captured very well the impression of height.
It's well done,
pitboy (231) 2007-12-05 6:46
foto geometricamente perfetta, sei riuscito a metterti perfettamente perpendicolare. Complimenti.
kipli (1009) 2007-12-06 4:24
Ho appena ordinato un 10-22 per la mia Canon, se mi capiterà di essere dalle parti di Palermo ti prometto che lo scatto con le tre cupole te lo faccio io.
Davvero una bella composizione, molto geometrica e con una gestione della luce davvero buona.
CMJC (4026) 2007-12-06 6:35
un très beau résultat
ce genre de vue me fait innévitablement penser à Escher qui aurait vraissembleblement été séduit par cette belle symétrie
Stepan (27210) 2007-12-07 11:29
The pov makes it psychedelic and geometric... A lot of graphism here. Light and sharpness are OK. A good realization...
noborders (1010) 2007-12-08 2:48
Sincerely Gio, I love your idea and POV for this photo ! The colours are beautiful, I'd love to return there...
Bravo and have a good WE,
Tango7174 (0) 2007-12-10 7:14
You're right, sometimes simple and sober can be very beautiful. Very good capture of this ceiling, sharp and rightly lit.
Well done Giorgio!
zmey (7335) 2007-12-10 11:20
a wonderful capture. at the first glance, it seems so abstract that it's hard to distinguish what's displayed in it. nice colors, lights off the windows and a great idea. i understand about the wide angle. that's unfortunate: since the composition would have been more complete with all three domes in the frame. lol, did you try lying down and looking up then? :)
- Copyright: Giorgio Mercuri (giorgimer) (34870)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fujifilm S6500fd
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Sicilian days
- Theme(s): 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-05 0:37