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Monday, 5 October 2009

Castles in the air

Only fifteen degrees today at 8:30am. Overcast. The feeling has changed, meteorologically speaking. Rain on the way.




Four exotic eastern palaces,
the backgrounds to four episodes from the life of St Bartholomew.
Fresco detail, the arched ceiling of the Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore.

7 comments:

Lady Fi said...

That's a stunning photo.

Alan Burnett said...

The colours are quite beautiful and I only saw them to their full glory when I clicked on the image to enlarge it.

Kcalpesh said...

Superphoto of that stunning design! Nicely shot!

- Pixellicious Photos

Christine Gram said...

I love the photo and how the castles come out of their frames a little. My kids and I make a game of finding these playful touches that are so often incorporated into Italian frescoes.

chrysalis said...

Wonderful colours and preservation considering the age of them - over 1,000 years if my knowledge is correct.

Karin said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Hi Chrysalis - the church dates from the 14th century and the frescoes from the 15th. They were restored at the turn of this century, and perhaps that's why the colours seem so vibrant...

Monday, 5 October 2009

Castles in the air

Only fifteen degrees today at 8:30am. Overcast. The feeling has changed, meteorologically speaking. Rain on the way.




Four exotic eastern palaces,
the backgrounds to four episodes from the life of St Bartholomew.
Fresco detail, the arched ceiling of the Chiesa di San Gottardo, Carmine Superiore.

7 comments:

Lady Fi said...

That's a stunning photo.

Alan Burnett said...

The colours are quite beautiful and I only saw them to their full glory when I clicked on the image to enlarge it.

Kcalpesh said...

Superphoto of that stunning design! Nicely shot!

- Pixellicious Photos

Christine Gram said...

I love the photo and how the castles come out of their frames a little. My kids and I make a game of finding these playful touches that are so often incorporated into Italian frescoes.

chrysalis said...

Wonderful colours and preservation considering the age of them - over 1,000 years if my knowledge is correct.

Karin said...

Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Louise said...

Hi Chrysalis - the church dates from the 14th century and the frescoes from the 15th. They were restored at the turn of this century, and perhaps that's why the colours seem so vibrant...