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Three photos today with nothing more in common than all being from the streets of Palermo.

This is the Chiesa di San Domenico (or Church of Saint Dominic), built mainly between 1640 and the 1720's. It faces one of the main streets of Palermo, Via Roma. In 1848 it was temporarily the seat of the Sicilian Parliament, and since 1853 it has been the pantheon of illustrious Sicilians. One of the most recent persons honoured by being buried here was Giovanni Falcone, a judge and prosecutor who spent most of his professional career fighting organized crime. In 1992 he was killed by a Mafia bomb on a highway.

I would have preferred to have a beautiful lady in red animating the foreground, but we don't always get what we want, so these men having a late breakfast at 9:49 AM had to suffice.

You can visit this place by clicking Map: view.

Here is a large version.

In the workshop you can see yet another street market and a peculiar wall painting.

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Additional Photos by Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12539 W: 572 N: 24042] (102672)
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