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a backward glance
26.   Asymmetric church, Erice
26. Asymmetric church, Erice

Erice is perched on the very tip of a mountain overlooking the north-west coast of Sicily.  It pretty much rescued an otherwise disappointing tour of Sicily in early 2010.  It's a stone-built town of great character with narrow streets, extravagantly cobbled. It is often atmospherically misty at night and in the mornings.  This church, at one of the town gates, features a separate tower and a portico set very well forward so that it isn't lit like the main body of the church.

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