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Duomo Catania June 09 | by omar.paint
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Duomo Catania June 09

The Elefant with the Obelisk is the symbol of Catania. The sculpture was built by Vaccarini after the big earthquake 1693 when the city was rebuilt in a baroque style. The Elefant is made with Lava Stone, the Obelisk hat some fake egyptian drawings. Probably both were remainds from the roman Circus in Catania. There are two fountains on the sides that represent the rivers of Catania Amenano (now in the underground) and Simeto. People like to seat on the stairs. It is a well know meeting point, since everybody knows it and its at the entrance of the city. In front of the elephant is the Duomo. It is built over the rest of the greek Therme Achilae . I started the drawing at dusk.., The last rays of sun give the building a gold colour. It took me and hour to finish it.

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Taken on June 12, 2009