Memento Mori (remember that you will die)

by Edoardo Colombo January. 16, 2020 121 views

In the Kalsa district, one of the oldest in Palermo, there is the church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo. The peculiarity of this building is the lack of the roof, which makes it an open-air cathedral. The spooky gothic church was supposed to be part of a complex at the beginning of the 16th century, but the work lasted far longer than expected and, due to the lack of money, in 1537 the church was left unfinished. In the following years the building was used as a theater, plague hospital, hospice, hospital and works of art storage. Today it is the home of the Palermo jazz school.

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Paul Moreau 1 month, 1 week ago

I always worry about how to manage the diverging lines and different angles of buildings close up. Think you've caught this just right, really nice job.

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Edoardo Colombo Replied to Paul Moreau 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you very much Paul.

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Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 1 week ago

Very impressive shot, Coledoco! The missing roof looks like a coffin...

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Edoardo Colombo Replied to Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 1 week ago

Hi Nancy Andrea. Thanks for your feedback and yes, you are absolutely right 'bout the roof!

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David Nurse 1 month, 1 week ago

Great image, I love the composition and the monochrome adds to the overall mood.

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Edoardo Colombo Replied to David Nurse 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you David.

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