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Old September 10th, 2010, 09:14 PM   #61
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Very interesting city .
The churches from inside look rather like orthodox than catholic ones .
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Old September 10th, 2010, 10:57 PM   #62
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Some pictures of Palermo's harbour and the area around it:

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Abandoned buidling of the Finacantieri shipyards:

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Dogs roaming around:

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A wing of the Ucciardone: Palermo's infamous jail

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Informal economy: a vegetables vendor and an 'office' for getting your car inspection and driving permit:

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Old September 15th, 2011, 12:48 AM   #63
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I'm so excited to have discovered this thread. I find Palermo such a thrilling city.

Your pictures of The Martorana are wonderful.

When I visited the Capella Palatina, I cried. It was, and remains, the most beautiful interior I have ever seen.

I like those cities that are on the edge: with fantastic pasts, now faded - but with so much future potential: Naples, Marseilles, Liverpool - now on the up - please check out my thread!

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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:43 AM   #64
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Can't say I like it. Stray dogs, dirt, decaying houses? Doesn't look like city in first world country.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 06:04 AM   #65
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great shots liking them.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 09:06 AM   #66
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Interesting thread...
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:03 AM   #67
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Very interesting and very nice updates from Palermo
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Old September 15th, 2011, 05:49 PM   #68
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reminds me of Athens in many ways
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 05:17 AM   #69
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I actually really like what I'm seeing here.

Palermo looks like a collision of Italian, Middle eastern and Latin America and I find those contrasts to be fascinating, this is definitely a place I can see myself going to!
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:13 AM   #70
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any updates?
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Old October 29th, 2013, 06:19 PM   #71
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More from the harbor:
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Street scenes around the Cala:

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Santa Maria della Catena:

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Monument to the victims of the Mafia:

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Fortification ruins:

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Giardino Garibaldi/Piazza Marina: this is where New York police officer Joe Petrosino was killed in 1909

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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:03 PM   #72
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Both Palermo and Catania could use a proper renovation and modernization, but both cities are beautiful still with many great architectural treasures.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:35 PM   #74
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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:54 PM   #75
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Interesting photos. I've read a few stereotypical posts and with "prejudices". Palermo is the fifth largest city in Italy after Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin. There are great examples of architecture and is a meeting point between the various cultures that have passed through the island over the millennia. What is referred to as "old and degraded" are the old houses of the historic center. Homes reworked throughout history, and change with time. Of course now there are many parts of the city that should be rearranged, through restoration, as well as churches, fountains, monuments, palaces ... It is a great historic center, one of the largest in Europe. There are in fact ongoing projects aimed to insert it in the World Heritage UNESCO, or put on the list some of its finest monuments. Without doubt Palermo and Sicily, represent something of "unique" and "special". Certainly a region with a strong character, but little publicized. Tip for foreigners: Italy isn't just Venice, Rome, Florence, Naples and Amalfi Coast, find out more from north to south and visit.

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Old October 29th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #76
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Thanks for the updates. Can we have some more please?
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:19 PM   #77
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Palazzo di Giustizia (courthouse) of Palermo:

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A couple more street views:

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Old November 4th, 2013, 09:17 PM   #78
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My last pictures are from Monreale cathedral, on the outskirts of Palermo: the outside is plain but the inside is all the more decorated (the opposite of Palermo's cathedral)

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The arabesque gardens:

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The conca d'oro valley:

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Palermo's harbor seen from Monreale:

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And at last, a terrace overlooking the conca d'oro:

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Old November 4th, 2013, 10:41 PM   #79
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Monreale is lovely, but for me The Capella Palatina has no comparison. The most exquisite building I have yet been in. I hope to return.
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