Friday, 24 April 2015

Sicily, Palermo, sublime Italian plasterwork on a Prince's palace staircase.

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The magnificent plasterwork in these photos forms part of the grand entrance to Prince Allessandro 11 Filangero Palace in Palermo, Sicily.    Italian plasterers and architects were mainly trained in Rome.

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Sicily, Palermo hangs out the washing with style!

Palermo, Sicily.
Colourful washing hangs, without shame, on balconies and folding racks on pavements.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sicilian graffiti!

Some Sicilian graffiti!
 The word graffiti comes from the Italian word graffiato (scratched). Today's graffiti generally expresses social and political slogans. In ancient times the Egyptians, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, also the Vikings and ancient Mayans, displayed phrases and decorations of love and simple words of thought. Sicilian graffiti is widespread and interesting, sometimes written on buildings of great architectural importance, but almost always artistic, colourful, and straight from the heart.   

Sunday, 5 April 2015