Monday, January 5, 2009

The Cathedral of San Giusto

San Giusto Cathedral, where yesterday's painting is displayed, is the main hall of worship dedicated to Catholicism in the city.

The present-day church was constructed by joining two pre-existing basilicas under one roof, to provide the city with an impressive cathedral.

The church's austere facade is enriched by a delicately-worked ornate Gothic rosette in Karst stone, and is covered with Romanesque stones found on the site.

13 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

A very dramatic but beautiful photo. I like the composition. Excellent to choose B&W. Well done.
Have a nice week.

humanobserver said...

Brilliant composition....B&W made the photo stunning...

Vogon Poet said...

Excellent photo! Technical question: did you shoot it in B&W or coverted it later?

Blognote said...

What a beautiful photo, Rob!! Very dramatic indeed but so well composed with those trees forming the arch towards the church!

angela said...

The B&W and the arching trees give this a very otherworldly feel. I see that window. I bet it looks amazing from the inside with the light streaming through..

Bolina Stretta said...

This picture reminds me of the movie "The Village". The B&W does give it an eerie feeling. Bravo Rob. !
(buona settimana)

Hilda said...

The window is beautiful and the cathedral looks very dramatic framed by those trees. I hope you can take another photo of it in spring too :)

magicpolaroid said...

bella complimenti! il viale ci accompagna idealmente all'ingresso! bravo!
Luis

Julie said...

I like this image very much, Rob. You have made the church starkly beautiful with this most dramatic of framings. The angle emphasises even more the power of light.

Carrie Hayes said...

Wow what a great shot, it is just wonderful in the black and white!

this too will pass said...

lovely picture

USelaine said...

Wow!

mkhansen said...

Fantastic photo! Just right to play up the austere lines of the church and what looks like a massive window.