Monday, May 28, 2018

Chiesa Di Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio

Three churches are on a small central square, and we hit two of them. They were an interesting contrast: both 12th century, but one over-the-top mosaic/baroque, the other bare stone. The Chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio was first. I'll mute the aesthetic/theological commentary. Mostly.
Tower of Ammaraglio

Inside this small church: 12th century mosaics to rival Monreale and the Royal

Greek to me

Thus the nave and aisles

But then you get to the apse and it's this Baroque nightmare...

Scenes like this caused really bad back problems for the Gospel writers

Still a pretty glorious place

Stop it! You know how I hate groveling!

Men in black

Alas, left, is the only pic I got of Ammiraglio

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