A view of the Piazza Santa Stefano in the Italian city of Bologna.
The Basilica seen straight ahead in this shot and which gives its name to the square is a complex of several religious edifices. According to tradition, it was built by Saint Petronius, who was bishop of the city during the 5th century, over a temple of the goddess Isis.
The complex consists of the church of St. John the Baptist (or of the Holy Crucifix) dating from the 8th century, that of the Holy Sepulchre from the 5th century (renovated in the 12th century), as well as that of San Vitale ed Agricola (renovated in the 8th and 11th centuries). A 13th-century portico known as Pilate's Courtyard connects the other buildings to the church of the Holy Trinity, also 13th century.
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dkmurphys (52707) 2013-12-11 0:21
Very fine atmosphere of the old square. I like the colors and the architecture. Well taken, enjoy a good day.
Noel_Byrne (27418) 2013-12-11 0:39
What a beautiful square, and what a very beautiful complex of buildings. The way they fade off into the distance gives a superb feeling of depth, and a great sense of the size of the complex. Made of course even finer by the fact that the buildings themselves are in such a quaint and attractive architectural style. There is a great sense of openness and air about this square.
Thanks as always
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-12-11 1:30
excellent view here with the beautiful buildings and the square. Like the composition a lot. Warm tone made it superb. Great shot with excellent depth and sharpness. Tfs.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-11 2:25
love the composition here, full of enticing lines and just wonderful detail. An architectural wonder and you have given the image a sense of scale and history. Well done.
Sergiom (67438) 2013-12-11 5:24
Tu étais décidément sur cette belle place à la bonne heure du jour. La lumière est superbe et fait bien ressortir les détails dans les bâtiments autour. Les nombreux passants animent bien la scène.
Corry (4508) 2013-12-11 5:50
Belle prise de vue de cette place avec ses nombreuses églises anciennes. La lumière donne de belles teintes à l'ensemble. Bien fait.
Fis2 (90015) 2013-12-11 7:00
I like frame and colors.
Persons add savor of photo.
Nicou (130091) 2013-12-11 7:25
quelle compo et vue mervielleux quel tons dans les ocres sueprbe et de cahque côté de la place ces édifices sueprbe cpatage et msie en valeur mervielleux.
Bravo et amitié
pierrefonds (60378) 2013-12-11 7:31
L'étendue de la Piazza donne de la profondeur à la composition. La présence des gens ajoute de la vie à la scène. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails, les couleurs de l'architecture de la basilique et de l'immeuble. La bonne luminosité donne de belles teintes aux couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
ikeharel (62945) 2013-12-11 8:36
Wide piazza paved with special pebbles, and the surrounding houses in typical orange/baige color.
Funny thing spotted, as all the people stroll along chosen to walk on the "regular" pavement, on the lines painted white.
Light and clarity superbly collected.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-12-11 8:37
I like this shot Stephen - It compliments your previous upload and shows this lovely square from an alternative viewpoint. The colours of the buildings is distinctly Italian I think as is the lovely layout around the large open space. Again lovely light falling across the left side of the frame giving the shot contrast and liveliness. Nicely managed throughout and an attractive result. Warm regards Rosemary
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-11 10:35
visto che il Santo era il tuo omonimo non ti sei lasciato afuggire la visita alle belle chiese alle quali si accede da questa piazza, la quale già di suo è un vero spettacolo.
Grazie ad una luce perfetta sei riuscito a riprenderla nella migliori delle condizioni lasciando che i tuoi soliti colori sfumati dominassero la composizione, dando il compito ai rari visitatori di ravvivare la scena con i loro abiti variopinti.
Una foto caratterizzata anche da una eccellente nitidezza.
Ciao e buona serata
williewhistler (15571) 2013-12-11 11:20
it`s interesting to note that the people are walking on the paths that criss cross the plaza avoiding those uneven cobbles..
The warm colours and design of the buildings are just delightful.
fabbs99 (16817) 2013-12-11 21:12
Lovely shot of the town square with beautiful buildings.Nice warm colors and good sharpness.TFS.
Kielia (24073) 2013-12-12 4:03
living in the puristic North I am always overwhelmed by the beauty of the architecture in the Mediterranean regions. You have captured a very fine example here. The photographer’s perspective is excellent. My compliments!
Cricri (111403) 2013-12-12 10:42
Très jolie présentation de cette grande place avec de belles et intéressantes architectures, une très belle lumière et couleurs,
emka (86455) 2013-12-14 4:49
Hi Stephen, travelling around your home area in England, I missed your photos from Bologna.
I was in Bologna a few years ago in the cloudy rainy day so I look with interest at the photos made in sunny day. Splendid view from the red city. Nice lively shot. O liked and I like here this pavement from pebbles.
WArm regrads MAlgo
ourania (36386) 2013-12-17 12:31
a well framed view to the piazza, the church and the adjacent buildings. The architecture is very interesting, the depth and sharpness of your picture allow us to study both its bold characteristics and details. The textures are superb and it's interesting how you managed to retain good textures and colours in the sky too. You managed the backlight very aptly. The ground features agreeable perspectives and movement. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (89960)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-11 0:03