The Bolognese church of San Vitale ed Agricola in Arena, part of the complex of 7 churches known as Santo Stefano, is purported to have been built over the remains of a Roman amphitheatre where the martyrdom of Vitalis and Agricola took place in the 4th century.
Four churches remain of the seven that once stood here. They are all linked together with corridors and courtyards.Still a working monastery, the various churches have been wonderfully restored and display the whole catalogue of Romanesque architecture. Seen here is the mosaic decorations on the exterior brickwork of one of the churches.
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dale54 (8248) 2011-11-17 5:32
what great detail in this,very interesting pic.hi may!this is one nice shot,really like it! tfs! dr
Pentti (1469) 2011-11-17 10:59
interesting detail with good and natural tones
quite good local contrast
migjan (2923) 2011-11-17 12:24
Detail shown in a beautiful composition and colors.
dkmurphys (60737) 2011-11-18 1:07
A beautiful detail in warm and interesting colors. Good catch, have a nice weekend.
Angshu (56760) 2012-01-04 23:43
Beautiful 'knotty' details on the mosaics. The crop works well with the arched red & mosaic work. Your note is informative as well!