Noto is a true charming old town where I felt the spirit of Sicily. In 2002 Noto and its church were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cattedrale di Noto or La Chiesa Madre di San Nicolò is a Roman Catholic cathedral. Its construction, in the style of the Sicilian Baroque, began in the early 18th century and was completed in 1776. It is dedicated to Saint Nicholas of Myra, and has been the cathedral of the Diocese of Noto since the diocese's establishment in 1844.
The cathedral collapsed in 1996 as a result of unremedied structural weakening caused by an earthquake in 1990, to which injudicious building alterations in the 1950s may have contributed. It has since been rebuilt, and was reopened in 2007.
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snunney (86500) 2013-09-24 2:22
Interesting point of view on this attractive church with the rising wall making a good lead-line. The golden tones of the deface sit well against the pastel blue sky. Very good technical presentation.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-09-24 2:52
wonderfully enticing composition and capture of this beautiful cathedral. A real sense of its setting and gloriously warm tones in this superbly detailed and presented shot. Looks amazing!
Regards - Brian.
ifege (10225) 2013-09-24 2:59
Good use of the wall to lead up to the church for a rather unusual but successful POV.
marina7 (8055) 2013-09-24 3:21
great angle to show the beauty of the cathedral. The soft light is very warm and attractive, the upward perspective is really good.
Have a great week!
Nicou (125220) 2013-09-24 5:43
quel effet graphique ce mur en premier plan qui longe sueprbe cette forme en triangle et le contraste de tons de lumirèe et de couleur suepèrbe captage et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
lousat (79165) 2013-09-24 7:09
Hi Daniel,a very original way to take one of the most beautiful cathedrals od Sicily,imposing perspective,perfect expsoure and great details,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (125725) 2013-09-24 10:31
Ciao Daniel great pov on fantastic baroque architexcture splendid light and wonderful warm colors bravo ciao Silvio
Romano46 (18466) 2013-09-24 17:19
un punto di vista particolarmente interessante oltre che inconsueto caratterizza questa bella foto del monumento più famoso della città di Noto.
La cattedrale con i suoi colori ha attirato la tua attenzione e hai avuto l'abilità di trovare un nuovo modo di riprenderla senza sacrificarne la sua nota bellezza ed i colori che l'hanno resa famosa.
Un eccellente lavoro che merita i miei complimenti.
Ciao e buona notte
jjcordier (77502) 2013-09-24 22:39
Bonne mise en image de cette belle cathédrale sicilienne avec un choix original de POV.
carlo62 (35328) 2013-09-24 22:53
la prospettiva del muro sottolinea la bellissima chiesa magnificamente.
Un ottimo pov per ottenere questo risultato.
macjake (57950) 2013-09-25 17:03
Imposing view here my friend!
the Cathedral hardly even looks real! perhaps its just the look i guess.
but obviously its the POV that wins out.
and also the color, one that we don't see very often.
excellent shot from Sicily
ChrisJ (100840) 2013-09-25 23:32
A good upward pov on the cathedral using the stairs as a nice lead in line. Excellent sharpness and superb colour and saturation. The yellow red colour of the building contrasts well against the blue grey sky to give a pleasing warm cold color contrast. Tfs!