Processed with RNI Films. Preset 'Fuji Superia 200 v.5'

Byzantine Mosaics in the Rain

The columns and the remnants of this beautiful mosaic floor are all that is left of Santa Maria del Buonconsiglio – a 9th century Byzantine church not far from Castello Svevo. And I am in love with each remaining piece as stand over it, admiring it in the rain. To say that I am in love means that it has captured my imagination. I try to imagine who would have knelt here and inlaid all the pieces. I think of the mind that would have dreamt up of its design. I admire the craftsmanship and how it now looks even more lovely in the rain; the wetness bringing out all its latent colours. It’s hard for me to understand why it would have been purposely destroyed.

I’ve recently started making short videos of the places I write about and that inspire me and I’ve been posting them to instagram. Filming has opened up a whole new way of storytelling for me and I am excited to share it with you. Have a look… 🙂

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