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Old November 10th, 2009, 11:35 PM   #21
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The Ballaró market in Palermo: a large open air market with all sorts of foods. Unfortunately the pictures communicate only a part of its charm. The other are the smells and sounds of the sellers loudly advertising their products.

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A knife grinder's shop:

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The streets around the market. Walking around the street near the market a car was "strolling" at walking pace and an umbrella-repairment was advertising his services

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Old November 11th, 2009, 01:51 AM   #22
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Palermo seems to be a very nice city with lots of history and vibrant street life.
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Old November 11th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #23
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Controlled chaos. Very nice examples of beautiful architecture and the raw street scene. Thank you!
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Old November 16th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #24
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More street scenes of old Palermo:

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Decorated entrances with religious portrait on the side:

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Old November 17th, 2009, 04:42 AM   #25
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though i love the architecture of the city, i dont like the flea markets, they look like the ones in Bolivia or Ecuador
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:16 PM   #26
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The cathedral:

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Sicilian Ape

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Citizens, protects your parks:

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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:34 PM   #27
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Thanks for the pictures urbane! Are these photos from this year? I have been in Palermo in Summer 2004 and heard that there were plans for a huge renovation program of the old town in 2005/2006. Unfortunately judging from your pictures it seems that basically nothing has changed since my visit.

I have also been to nearby Monreale with its splendid cathedral (lots of gold mosaic inside!) and always enjoyed the stay at Mondello beach (a suburb of Palermo).
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Old November 19th, 2009, 11:36 PM   #28
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Thank you for this thread, urbane! Sicily is such an awesome place to visit.
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Old November 20th, 2009, 04:00 AM   #29
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lol nice pictures... some of them I found them to be comical...thanks for sharing
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 08:00 PM   #30
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fantastic!! good atmosphere
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Old November 23rd, 2009, 10:49 PM   #31
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I went to Palermo in 2004, and sadly enough I couldn't fully appreciate the architectural beauties of the city, just because of the neglect and chaos. It was the first time I went to Italy, and I had so much expectations. I really didn't expect so much ugliness (in the suburbs) and such urban decay and filt on the streets. But I have to say I was only seventien at that time, so maybe today I could enjoy the chaos a little more. But still, it is a shame, simply because there is so much to see.

Beautiful pictures, thanks!
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Old November 24th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #32
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There is a good amount of dirtiness and blight overall. However, that varies amongst the neighborhoods. The northern part of the city centre is clean, so are some of the tourist attractions (though not all). In general I liked to photograph the conditions of the working class neighborhoods of the city center, which tend to be dirtier, as well as the more well known attractions of the city.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 12:01 AM   #33
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Thanks for the pictures urbane! Are these photos from this year? I have been in Palermo in Summer 2004 and heard that there were plans for a huge renovation program of the old town in 2005/2006. Unfortunately judging from your pictures it seems that basically nothing has changed since my visit.

I have also been to nearby Monreale with its splendid cathedral (lots of gold mosaic inside!) and always enjoyed the stay at Mondello beach (a suburb of Palermo).
There are some renovated building in the city center: but the task is quite monumental given the size of Palermo's historic centre.

Monreale will be coming up on the thread
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Old November 24th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #34
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More photographs of Palermo:

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Gutted out:

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Old November 24th, 2009, 05:03 AM   #35
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The city looks nice.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 11:05 AM   #36
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A very charming and nice city, keep those photo coming.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #37
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Interesting and very nice photos of Palermo in above photos
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Old December 9th, 2009, 11:54 AM   #38
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Hi to everybody, thanks for the compliments, Palermo is a city from the thousand faces, preserve still different architectures of the various dominations, that melt him between them in perfect symbiosis, innumerable churches of different style can be admired, from the Baroque one, to the Norman one, Byzantine, siculo-Norman, Gothic-Catalan, Arab, Gothic, Baroque-Roman, the city can be considered a sky open museum.
Palermo boasts a secular history, every angle of the city tells a piece of history, the city has a vast historical center, and for this and also for the carelessness of various administrations, lately however the city is changing face and many monuments, ancient noble buildings, are (in the city they are as) in phase of recovery, the city is in continuous restauration, and it is a true miracle for us palermitani, we go from there fierce.
On the Italian forum, there is a devoted thread really to the restauration of the architectural patrimony in Palermo, taken care of by Maqveda, and from so many others that the city loves in which they live, and that they fight so that return in everything of its shine, are certain that the very interesting threads you will find, also because you have the possibility to notice the before and the later, in everything the threads they are 10, therefore you imagine how much has been done and how much to do is still. You are been inserted some maps numbered with relative interventions of restauration.
I glue you the link, I hope to insert soon some photos in Palermo to make you know other angles of the city
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=985282
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Old December 9th, 2009, 05:44 PM   #39
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Beautiful photos!
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Old December 9th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #40
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Very nice new shots of Palermo
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