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A photograph of the courtyard of the Palazzo Bonagia, the Palermo residence of the Dukes of Castel di Mirto, looking towards the rococo staircase.

The steps, columns, and balustrades are of red marble from Castellammare del Golfo, all conceived in the mind of Andrea Giganti, priest-architect of the Sicilian baroque.

The building was bombed during the last war and reduced to a shell, but thorough if slow-going restoration work began in 2009 and continues.

This post was published on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 10:35 am. It has been categorised under Architecture and been tagged under , .
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L G Clark
1 Nov 2016 5:06 pm

“Bombed during the war and reduced to s shell”- just like civilisation itself.

J C R Cross
17 Nov 2016 4:35 pm

Sadly, I couldn’t agree more with you L G Clark. Every time I hear Cole Porter’s song ‘Anything Goes’ I think that they thought it was bad when the song was composed in the mid-thirties, but it just keeps getting worse and worse:
‘The world has gone mad today,
And good’s bad today,
And black’s white today,
And day’s night today….’

Valeria Kondratiev
30 Nov 2016 8:43 pm

What a dream!! It almost doesn’t look real



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