Photographer's Note

This one was taken within La Martorana church (or cathedral of Santa Maria del' Ammiraglio) in Palermo, Sicily. This XII century cathedral is famous for golden mozaics covering the inside of the dome and the walls. Those mozaics are not like those which can be seen in many Catholic cathedrals and look more like those in Orthodox churches. The reason is simple - those mozaics were made by Byzantine artists. Such decoration can be seen in many places on Sicily - in cathedrals of Cefalu and Monreale and in Palatine Chapel in Palermo. Even after 900 years these mosaics look stunning.

Cropped, resized and sharpened in PS.

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