Promenade marine

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Luisa Beccaria dress, Silvia Furmanovich bird earrings, mix of my two photos of Taormina (sea and flowers in the Mazzarò beach).

Une nuit à la lumière de l’Or de Byzance

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Dolce Gabbana model wearing a Byzantine inspired dress and geometric mosaics from the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily (11th century). This monument is an example of the Arab-Norman architecture : a confluence of the Byzantine and Arabian art and culture in … Continue reading

Gold harmony

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Gold texture and Arabic inspired mosaics (eight branches stars) in the Cathedral of Monreale, Sicily. The architecture of the Cathedral of Monreale (Sicily) is called “Arab-Norman”. It was built in the XIIth century (1172) during the Norman domination of the … Continue reading

Byzantine spirituality

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Byzantine mosaics of the Martorana (Church of St. Mary of the Admiral) in Palermo, Sicily. Under the reign of King Roger, the Martorana was founded in 1143 by his high admiral George Antiochenos. The church Saint Maria dell’ Ammiraglio was … Continue reading

Byzantine Lady

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Model wearing Byzantine Dolce Gabbana clothes, Byzantine mosaics in the Church of Martorana and in the Mandamento Palazzo Reale of Palermo, Sicily.

Taormina in love

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Dolce Gabbana dress and photo of Don Corleone ceramics (pottery by the artist in collaboration with TaoBuk) in Taormina, Sicily (Salita Francesco de Luna).

Sicilian lemons

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My photo of the view from the Piazza IX Aprile in Taormina, Sicily. Dolce Gabbana’s dress and earrings.

Byzantine magnificence

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Byzantine inspired brooch and earrings by Gripoix Paris. Mosaic from the Basilica of San Clemente dated of 1130s (Byzantine Empire), in Roma, Italy (1130s)

Italian magnificence

Dolce Gabbana pays a tribute to the Italian art of Maiolica with exquisite prints. “Maiolica, the refined, white-glazed pottery of the Italian Renaissance, was adapted to all objects that were traditionally ceramic, such as dishes, bowls, serving vessels, and jugs of all shapes and sizes.”

Smelling the bright scent of lemons while admiring the ravishing Italian majolicas

Majolica (Maiolica) is an Italian faience dating back to the Renaissance. “By the 13th century majolica ware was imported into Italy through the Isle of Majorca, headquarter of the trade between Spain and Italy. The Italians called it Maiolica, erroneously thinking it was made in Majorca”. Continue reading

The Palio of Siena, Italy

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The Palio of Siena is the most famous celebration of the Sienese tradition. It is a famous horse race. Siena (city in Tuscany) is divided in 17 Contrade (districts) ; the inhabitants are very attached to their contrade. Each Contrade … Continue reading