In Palermo, we start the rally lasted months. Bicycles will go up to Florence.
Sicilian proverb says: "He was born round do not die square." She wants him to deny the current mayor of Palermo. He wants to town not only be associated with the Mafia Cosa Nostra. He first won election slogans against the Mafia and the first dared to say that for many years president Italy, Andreoti himself a member of the mafia. Several years after this bold statement leading Italian politician stood before the court accused of supporting the activities of a criminal organization. It will be difficult to prove, however, the inhabitants of Sicily, the island is changing. Especially since in the most popular book about her entitled "The Leopard", written by the last Prince of Lampedusa Sicilian family, falls sentence: "In Sicily has to change everything so that nothing had changed."
The city, founded probably in the eighth century BC, survived the first real prosperity under the rule of Arabic in the ninth century. and then under the dominion of the Saracens and the Normans who gave him the status of capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. During this period the city became not only the main commercial and cultural center of that region, but it was also one of the most powerful cities in Europe, famous for its splendor and the local court as a center of learning, who had no equal. Many relics of this era have survived until today, but contemporary shape city owes mainly rebuilt in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The rich history of the city resulted in a great cultural wealth and extraordinary diversity among the monuments. Spanish palaces, medieval streets, Arabian dome, Byzantine markets, Arab - Norman churches, stunning mosaics, great museums.
The picture shows the church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio and San Cataldo
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio-name of this church comes from its founder Gorge Antochi admiral in the service of King Roger II. Built in 1143 on a cruciform plan, however, includes the middle Byzantine church. The church is known for its decorated interior where there are the twelfth century Byzantine mosaics. The original facade is presented by King Roger II receiving the crown of Sicily from Jesus.
San Cataldo - Small church is a great example of Arab - Norman architecture. On the roof of a unique Arabian dome.
This is a scan from negative.
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bukitgolfb301 (45147) 2012-05-24 16:34
Hi dear Jozef
Sharp and clear self portrait!
The handsum guy in the center makes good sense.
Thanks for your sharng with nice job and have a good last working day of a week!
Best regrads, Takero from cloudy Tokyo
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-05-24 17:38
ciekawa i piekna architektura pokazana przez Ciecie i z Toba. Wspaniale zdjecie. Ciakawa jestem czy byles wewnatrz? Przepiekne sa te stare budowle. Mimo ze scan ciagle mozna ogladac z przyjemnoscia. Super zdjecie. Podoba mi sie.
YNO (0) 2012-05-24 23:20
Cok iyi bi fotograf,Ellerine sagilik. yapi ilginc ve guzel mimariye sahip.
danos (103156) 2012-05-25 0:20
Good morning Jozef,
nice this part of the city with the old buildings on the backdrop to dominate the image.I like the clarity of the image with the sky to be a bit overflight.
Have a good day,Danos
Fis2 (106484) 2012-05-25 4:03
Taka jazda to wspaniała gratka a jednocześnie wyczyn.
Bardzo ciekawe kościoły w tle.
Dobry kadr i kolorystyka.
Tego gościa to kojarzę ;)
sacimar (28745) 2012-05-25 4:07
buena imagen de este lugar, me gusta mucho la iglesia, el edificio llama la atencion, junto con el tejado del edificio de la derecha, bien visto,
ikeharel (78381) 2012-05-25 7:00
This is the most typical Sicilian old architecture's style, Jozef.
Fine picture from street view, as i remember passing with a tour bus near, did not go inside.
Someone medling in mid picture, wonder who might have done this..??
mohammad_H (10072) 2012-05-25 9:59
ایا شما با دوچرخه مسافرت میکنید
شما را تحسین میکنم دوست من
قاب قشنگ با وضوح و نوردهی مناسب
you're traveling with a bicycle
I admire you
Beautifully framed with clarity and proper lighting
tedesse (25135) 2012-05-25 11:29
Fantastyczne budowle i nie tylko:) przedstawione w pieknych kolorachi dobrej ostrosci.
Graal (103038) 2012-05-26 1:56
bylem w tym miejscu, ogladalem piekne zabytki rok przed Toba. Z Palermo wynioslem wiele negatywnych wrazen. Przede wszystkim - brudno. Na targowisku sprzedawano prod. spozywcze zaijane w gazety. W parku pelno psich kup. Przywolales wspomnienia. Dobry skan i informacje.
serp2000 (45858) 2012-05-29 22:05
Brave report from the motherland of mafia! )) Perfect quality for a scanned photo. An interesting note too.\