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St. Agatha Cathedral ...

Catania by night

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St. Agatha Cathedral sent on June 22, 2019 (20:46) by Guglielmo Toscano. 66 comments, 573 views. [retina]

at 17mm, 1/25 f/3.2, ISO 2500, hand held.

La Cattedrale, chiesa madre della diocesi, deriva il suo nome da cattedra in quanto essa ospita la cattedra dell' Arcivescovo da dove egli “ammaestra, celebra e governa”. Essa è certamente un monumento artistico di notevole interesse, ma prima di tutto è “luogo di preghiera”, legato alla presenza di Dio sotto le specie eucaristiche. Intitolata a Sant'Agata, custodisce le sue spoglie all'interno di una cappella a lei dedicata, meta di migliaia di fedeli che ogni anno si riuniscono in questo luogo per rendere omaggio alla loro Santa Patrona. La Basilica si affaccia maestosa su piazza Duomo, una delle più importanti piazze tardo barocche che contraddistinguono il nuovo assetto urbanistico settecentesco dopo la ricostruzione seguita al disastroso terremoto del 1693. Al centro della piazza campeggia la famosissima “fontana dell' elefante”, simbolo della città, opera settecentesca dell'architetto palermitano Giambattista Vaccarini (1702-1769) al quale è attribuita la progettazione di gran parte degli edifici settecenteschi catanesi. Un' antica leggenda circa l'origine di questo simbolo narra che, quando Catania fu abitata per la prima volta, un elefante allontanò tutte le bestie feroci che si trovavano in zona e i catanesi, per rendere omaggio a questo animale, eressero una statua ancora oggi chiamata, in dialetto locale, “liotru”. Tale termine dialettale si riferisce al nome del catanese Eliodoro, vissuto nell' VIII secolo, bruciato vivo per ordine del vescovo Leone II il Taumaturgo perché, non essendo designato vescovo della città, disturbava le funzioni religiose con magie tra le quali quella di far camminare l'elefante di pietra. (Fonte http://www.cattedralecatania.it)



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avatarsenior
sent on June 22, 2019 (21:38) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Good night, congratulations! :-)
Maurizio

avatarsenior
sent on June 22, 2019 (21:46) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Wonderful night and gorgeous free hand ;-) Great detail and steel wrist congratulations dear William ;-) hello Rosario :-P

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sent on June 22, 2019 (22:55) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Beautiful shot
And beautiful pdr
Congratulations

avatarsenior
sent on June 22, 2019 (23:02) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Very nice also this, congratulations and a greeting.

avatarsenior
sent on June 22, 2019 (23:17) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Gorgeous night, congratulations.

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (1:05) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you Maurizio I am very happy with your visit and the very welcome congratulations.
A dear greeting William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (1:08) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Rosario, thank you for the attention and appreciation of this shot. Your positive judgment, including steel, is a source of pride for me.
A warm greeting and good Sunday.
William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (1:09) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you Marzia for the visit, glad you enjoyed it.
A warm greeting and good Sunday.
William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (1:10) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Hi Dylan, thank you very much for your attention and your very welcome congratulations.
Hello William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (1:12) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

David thanks to you too, you are kind to say that I am very happy with your appreciation.
I wish you a happy Sunday.
William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (8:53) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Very beautiful for composition and colors.
Hello. Eus

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (10:59) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you Eus, said by you that you are one of The landmarks of Juza is a great compliment.
Hello.
William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (13:40) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Beautiful color night. Congratulations and a greeting.

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (21:41) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you Luigi, happy with your visit and happy with your welcome appreciation.
Hello William

avatarsenior
sent on June 23, 2019 (23:35) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

William I really like your overview
A.

avatarsenior
sent on June 24, 2019 (7:35) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thanks Anouk, as promised, although with considerable delay, I published the photo I had talked about commenting on your beautiful.
Thank you so much for the visit and I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Good day William

avatarsupporter
sent on June 24, 2019 (7:58) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Three beautiful cathedrals! I see you really like Sicily! Maybe you originated him?
Congratulations for the exhaustive captions!
Good day William!
FB

avatarsenior
sent on June 24, 2019 (15:08) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you Franco for your attention that flatters me, I am happy with your compliments. I am Sicilian but currently work in Lombardy.
A greeting William

avatarsenior
sent on June 24, 2019 (21:23) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Very beautiful! Great shooting for lights and composition
Mary

avatarsenior
sent on June 24, 2019 (23:28) | This comment has been automatically translated (show/hide original)

Thank you very much Mary, I'm glad you liked this shot, thank you for the time you spent on my photos.
A greeting William


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