Wednesday 14 August 2013

Palermo Cathedral, Sicily

Palermo's vast cathedral, which dates from the twelfth century, is a magnificent mishmash of Norman, Gothic-Catalan, Baroque and neo-classical architecture built from a warm brown stone.  Parked outside is a kind of longboat on wheels.
The lush green grounds of Palermo's multi-faceted cathedral

The imposing stone gateway into Palermo's cathedral

Palermo Cathedral's cavernous nave