Sketching Palermo Cathedral

This was a small break during my October 2022 Sicily Study Trip, where I focused on the Arabo-Norman style architecture. The exterior of the Palermo Cathedral is one of the most extensive such relics in existence, and dates from the time of the Norman King William the Good and English archbishop Walter, inaugurated in 1185. The altar apse and its eastern end, which were the object of my sketch preserve the highest concentration of Arabo-Norman style designs and symbolism. There can also be glimpsed Byzantine and Romanesque elements.


I endeavour through this series of periodic articles to inspire appreciation of the historic houses of Romania, a virtually undiscovered, but fascinating chapter of European architectural history and heritage.


If you plan acquiring or selling a historic property in Romania or start a renovation project, I would be delighted to advice you in sourcing and transacting the property, specialist research, etc. To discuss your particular plan please see my contact details in the Contactpage of this weblog.


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