More often than not, I learn about cool new places through friends. It came as no surprise that when I recently reconnected with a friend, whose style I’ve long admired, she would tip me off to new place that I am now longing to visit: Gibellina, Sicily to see Alberto Burri’s Grande Cretto (a project that took three decades to realize).
As I searched for images of Burri’s memorial to the town lost in an earthquake in 1968, I stumbled upon the short films of Petra Noordkamp, which in turn introduced me to architect Ludovico Quaroni and his other-worldly Chiesa Madre, a nearby church in Gibellina Nuova.
I’ve since added both to my map.
(PS – Thank you Megan!)