Architecture Around the World ............... Sicily

Palazzo dei Duchi di Santo Stefano
Taormina, Sicily
Erected: 13th century
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13th century  Romanesque  style

Parapet supported by a corbel table

Norman Arab black/white design achieved using black lava stone and gray limestone

Corbel table with trefoil patterns

Rear entrance

Lava rock and limestone voussoirs

Rusted tie rod anchor

Main entrance

Arrow loop ( now glazed as a a window)



Crenelation with loophole

 

 

 

Interior

Interior

Interior

Interior

Gothic ribbed vaults in basement

Capital features acanthus leaves

Basement Gothic vaulting

Arrow loop ( now glazed as a a window).
See photo directly above.

 

 

Voussoirs

Voussoirs

 

 


Photos and their arrangement 2007 Chuck LaChiusa
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