At nearly 900 years old, the Cathedral of Cefalù in Sicily stands tall as a testament to the Norman empire, once a conqueror and ruler of Sicily. I can't expound on the history or architecture of cathedrals, but I love to photograph them. They were so often the grandest buildings built by a reigning party and loom tall over their cities. Home to not only the spiritual heart of a culture, but some of its greatest works of art, architectural achievements, political power and contemporary styles. Upon entering these old cities one can learn an awful lot about the people who once lived there by looking at their churches and cathedrals.
Shot on handheld at f/20, 1/100 sec, ISO 200 on June 1, 2010.