Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sicilian scenery

So, with all the wedding excitement and a lot of redundancy stress at work (I start a new job next week!), I never finished my Sicily posts. I know, you've been waiting on bated breath this whole time.

Monreale, as you may remember, was another amazeballs Arab Norman cathedral. Like the Palermo cathedral, you are also able to go up on to the roof for some nice views down into the cathedral and also a panoramic view of the surrounding landscapes.

It's always a special feeling getting a sneak peek from a different point of view





After navigating through the inside of the cathedral, you emerge to a view over the cloisters






Up close and personal with the roof architecture

Standing in the roof guttering

I had the roof mostly to myself, but a passing American couple were kind enough to take my photo on the stairs

View of Palermo on the way up to the cathedral from the bus stop
After the cathedral, I had lunch in the sun, which started out quite pleasant and quickly turned terrible as the guy next door whipped out an angle grinder. The restaurant owners must have paid him to take a lunch break just as the tourists started trickling in.

8 comments:

  1. Have missed your posts...

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    1. Thanks, one is in the pipeline already to wrap up the Sicily trip :)

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  2. About time Blogbaby!!

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    1. Thanks! I thought no-one would notice, but I missed it too :)

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  4. The cathedral master has returned

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    1. Ooh, I'll put that on my business cards :) Thanks!

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