A view of the Baroque interior of Bologna Cathedral. Whilst the exterior of the cathedral is decidedly nondescript in my opinion, the interior is breathtakingly beautiful and very light and airy and well worth a visit. As in most churches in Bologna there are notices forbidding the taking of photographs, which are simply ignored by most visitors. I merely followed suit. I should add that I did not use flash.
Some information from Wikipedea:
There was already a cathedral on the present site (on the present Via Indipendenza) in 1028, accompanied by a pre-Romanesque campanile with a circular base in the architectural tradition of Ravenna. This church was destroyed by a devastating fire in 1141. It was reconstructed, and consecrated by Pope Lucius III in 1184.
In 1396 a high portico (protiro) was added to the west front, which was rebuilt in 1467. From about 1477 the Ferrarese painters Francesco del Cossa and Ercole de' Roberti worked in the Garganelli Chapel on the creation of a cycle of frescoes which later had a significant influence on Niccolò dell'Arca and Michelangelo. The frescoes were lost in subsequent reconstruction except for a very few fragments.
In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII elevated the Bishop of Bologna to Archbishop, and accordingly the cathedral was elevated to the rank of "metropolitan church" (a bishop's seat with jurisdiction over other bishops and dioceses in its territory).
By order of Cardinal Gabriele Paleotti a radical remodelling of the interior of the building began in 1575, of which the crypt and the Greater Chapel (Capella Maggiore) survive. The alterations were so extensive however as to cause the vaults to collapse in 1599, and the decision was then made to rebuild the main part of the cathedral from scratch. Work on the new building started in 1605. A new façade was added between 1743 and 1747, to designs by the architect Alfonso Torreggiani, on the instructions of Pope Benedict XIV.
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subhendu_bagchi (24375) 2013-12-07 0:18
namaste, a beautiful interior shot. Looking superb with your well chosen POV. Light is excellent. Good depth and sharpness. Superb interior shot. Tfs.
timecapturer (41792) 2013-12-07 2:43
an amazingly detailed shot of this magnificent interior. Your POV and light management here are just so accomplished and the result quite breath-taking. Stunning image!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
jhm (131812) 2013-12-07 5:08
What a wonderful interior picture, a church with a organ close against the floor.
Depth and perspective are perfect taken.
Your light management and the colours makes these picture attractive
Excellent composition, colours and sharpness be superb
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
mirosu (10942) 2013-12-07 5:16
You have made a good attempt here, choosing an excellent straight viewpoint for this photo. The direct-straight view is really very good and the vertical horizontal works well, and the focus with deep DOF draws the attention not only to the altar area but also to the interior details and the people around. The interior itself is very well-exposed. Excellent photo work.
Silvio1953 (111038) 2013-12-07 5:27
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic interior, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Sergiom (50552) 2013-12-07 6:33
Un très bel intérieur d'église avec une belle recherche de point de vue et un cadrage différent.J'aime beaucoup le geste de protection de la dame envers l'enfant.
Nicou (111282) 2013-12-07 8:19
sueprbe vue et captage quel, église quel rendu sru ce bancs de bois et ce pavage et le ble orgue en fond ces façade toute décorées quelle vue et compo fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (79774) 2013-12-07 10:44
Curious POV and composition.
I like light and sharpness.
siudzi (29617) 2013-12-07 12:56
Very well executed interior capture due to a perfectly managed light and sharpness. The quality of your work are simply stunning and made the view eye catching. Bravo! Like it a lot!
ChrisJ (93428) 2013-12-07 13:14
The mother and son at left animate the scene as well as providing scale. Superb baroque architecture in the interior of this imposing cathedral with good sharpness & well handled interior lighting. I like the angled pov. Tfs!
williewhistler (11260) 2013-12-07 13:25
some imaginative camera settings and your steady hand has resulted in a fabulous shot,the colours are simply delightful and the clarity superb.
The lady and child add a great deal of warmth and charm to well conceived and captured photograph.
A most enjoyable shot.
Best regards Les.
pierrefonds (53298) 2013-12-07 16:52
L'étendue de cette partie de la cathédrale donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs de l'intérieur de la cathédrale de Bologne. La lumière environnante a un bel effet sur les couleurs de l'image. Bonne soirée.
Corry (4106) 2013-12-08 5:34
Une très beau point de vue pour prendre cette photo qui nous permet de bien voir l'architecture de cet intérieur. Bien fait.
ourania (22722) 2013-12-12 12:39
a wonderful presentation of the interior of Bologna Cathedral. There's a fine dynamism that leads our glance from one perspective to another. Depth and sharpness are excellent and help us to study and enjoy the style and details of the elaborate interior thoroughly. I love the well moderated brightness and the interaction among the moody but delightful colours and between cold and warm light. You've included a sweet scene of human interest too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
COSTANTINO (47662) 2013-12-13 3:56
worthseeing view to the interior of Bologna
Cathedral and no more comments
its an amazing capture with interesting
architectural decorative details
thanks for sharing with us photos
like this one
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (76370)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-07 0:07