::: Monte Cassino Monastery :::
Montecassino (also spelled Monte Cassino), a small town about 80 miles south of Rome, is the home of the sacred relics and monastery of St. Benedict (480-543), the patron saint of Europe and the founder of western monasticism.
Monte Cassino is a working monastery and continues to be a pilgrimage site by virtue of the suriviving relics of St. Benedict and St. Scholastica. It is also a popular tourist destination for its historical importance and its attractive buildings.
In World War II, the hill of Monte Cassino was part of a German defensive line guarding the approaches to Rome. Monte Cassino became the target of assault after assault by Allied troops, and was finally destroyed by air bombardment. The hill was captured at dreadful loss of life by the Polish Army and Italian refugees. After the war, the abbey was rebuilt to the original plans.
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aadilj (18102) 2008-03-22 7:53
absolutely brilliant and remarkable. the b/w is magical. Lovely composition and view
corniste (4278) 2008-03-22 8:28
A important place full of history. One of the most important battle of Italy. It is so fantastic that we could rebuilt this!
have a great day!
Clementi (52514) 2008-03-22 8:39
Ciao Paulina ,
nice shot in B&W. i like this monatery ,
very good job .
Cassino are located in Lazio Frosinone
plese correct location.
tedesse (24744) 2008-03-22 9:11
Ładny kadr w B&W,interesująca jak zwykle notka.
Pozdrawiam i życzę zdrowych,spokojnych i radosnych Świąt Wielkiej Nocy
jusninasirun (17152) 2008-03-22 10:02
Hello Paulina. This is brilliant black and white conversion with excellent contrast and saturation. I like the placement of the architecture from high angle putting the square right dead center. Nice perspective of the pillars and stunning against the puffy white clouds in the sky. Well done and have a wonderful weekend. Regards. Jusni
japiey (10163) 2008-03-22 10:20
Fantastic POV, and brilliant work in B/W.
All the best, dear friend.
emka (68788) 2008-03-22 15:30
Bardzo ładne czarno-białe zdjęcie, chociaż myślę, że kolorowe tez by mi sie podobało. Znakomita ostrość, ładny symetryczny kadr (ja lubie symetrę).
ChrisJ (93442) 2008-03-23 1:26
A superb b&w image, with a good, high pov, overlooking the piazza. A marvellous tonal range, with superb lighting contrasts, and sharpness. Tfs, & Happy Easter!
amfdj (1986) 2008-03-23 8:38
What a splendid monasterio you visited.
Very nice captured in an almost perfectly symmetrical composition.
Felip (3907) 2008-03-24 12:22
Witaj my friend!
Back again from my brief Easter holidays, let's continue with my critiques ;) Nice B&W shot, with a superb composition...Well done