The impressive collection of monuments, houses, fortresses, archeological sites speak of Taormina's rich history. From Greek and Romans to British, all come together to leave a mark on the material culture of this breathtaking haven by the sea.
You can begin with the remote past and learn from the Teatro Greco that both the Greeks and Romans were very active here. The Greeks built the amphitheatre in the third century BC and it was rebuilt and expanded by the Romans in the second century. Other traces of Roman presence is the Odeon (odeum), a small Roman theatre, and the Roman tiles in Medieval villas.
Arabs were in the region and if you have any doubt you will see on the top of Monte Tauro the "Saracen" castle. It is an hybrid with an earlier Byzantine foundation and expanded later by the Normans.
Near Messina Gate, Christian presence is palpable in Saint Pancras Church. The construction of the Church is an hybrid with Greek temple building as it shares a wall with a temple dedicated to Zeus that stood outside the city walls.
And, finally, the city‘s cathedral is in fact a Norman-Arab construction, built on a primitive Christian. There are also some charming Baroque and recent structures as an Anglican church.
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gojo (1769) 2013-12-14 1:26
Fine composition with the contrasting facades. Excellent framing,
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-14 3:08
this style of presentation is becoming a signature for you and I do like it. Simple elements but all brought together so appealingly and attractively. A contrast of styles and textures here but it works so beautifully. Love it!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
npecanhuk (68118) 2013-12-14 3:49
Lovely and charming details!
Beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, slim vertical format, large borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
snunney (87272) 2013-12-14 3:59
A cleverly composed image juxtaposing these contrasting window styles. I also like the contrasts in texture to be observed between the two buildings. An agreeable evenly lit image with very good colours and clarity.
Sergiom (63939) 2013-12-14 5:42
J'aime beaucoup le format de cette image. Il sert très bien l'endroit et surtout ce que tu voulais en faire.J'aime le lien entre le mur jaune et le mur de très vieille pierre.
siudzi (34119) 2013-12-14 7:51
Like the way you cropped this view. It looks really interesting and elegant. Well seen and taken with an artistic eye. Charming presentation!
Have a nice weekend!
imageme (1790) 2013-12-14 9:24
Hi Deniel, Nice framed with the facades of the two buildings. Great idea of composed 2 different colours buildings for great contrast. I like the angle you captured which the beautiful artistic balconies shown clearly with great use of lights. Thank for sharing
cornejo (33958) 2013-12-14 11:57
Hi Daniel, excellent photography of this beautiful and interesting composition, with beautiful and interesting architectural details, beautifully captured with an interesting location, in this beautiful image with good sharpness, nice color and light. Excellent and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-14 21:12
Excellent combination of two different textures and styles. A thoughtful presentation with beautiful colors and clarity. The slim crop has been very effective.
Great shot with a nice note.
jjcordier (77818) 2013-12-14 23:13
Tes compositions verticales toutes en hauteur me ravissent. J'aime ici l'opposition de couleurs et de style architectural.
carlo62 (36101) 2013-12-15 0:58
due stili e due colori per una stessa città, racchiusi in un unico scatto.
Una delle tue bellissime verticali, con linee e dettagli magnifici.
jhm (141937) 2013-12-15 2:55
We get a lot details on these picture.
It decorative window in background together the nice iron handrail at the balconies makes these pictures extra attractive.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
ciakgiak (30421) 2013-12-16 4:19
davvero eccellente questo taglio che mette a confronto due diversi stili!!!
Ottimo scatto, bravo!