The building featured in the distorted image of last week is a cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. It is notable for its numerous architectural styles beginning with the Norman style and including Moorish, Gothic, Baroque – in particular, Spanish Baroque – and Neo-Classical; a veritable encyclopedia of architectural styles. The list of architectural styles tells you a little about the history of the city and its occupiers. The place you are most likely to find Norman, Moorish and Spanish Baroque styles in the same place is the Island of Sicily. This particular cathedral is found in the city of Palermo.
This week the distorted image is of a building of note in the city to be identified. It is however not the city’s most iconic and best-known site so identifying the city may prove slightly more challenging. Good luck.
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