Aquileia is an ancient Roman city at the head of the Adriatic at the edge of the lagoons, about 10 km from the sea. Today, the city is small (about 3500 inhabitants), but it was large and prominent in Antiquity, and is one of the main archeological sites of Northern Italy. Aquileia was founded as a colony by the Romans in 180/181 BC along the Natissa River, on land south of the Julian Alps. The Cathedral of Aquileia is a flat-roofed basilica erected by Patriarch Poppo in 1031 on the site of an earlier church, and rebuilt about 1379 in the Gothic style by Patriarch Marquard of Randeck.
The façade, in Romanesque-Gothic style, is connected by a portico to the so-called Church of the Pagans, and the remains of the 5th century Baptistry. The interior has a nave and two aisles, with a noteworthy mosaic pavement from the 4th century. The wooden ceiling is from 1526, while the fresco decoration belongs to various ages: from the 4th century in the St. Peter's chapel of the apse area.
Archaeological Area and the Patriarchal Basilica is a Unesco Heritage Site.
It is a lovely place. I stayed in youth (haha) hostel there so I could enjoy fine calm evening when all the turists were gone. The mosaic inside the basilica (as a pavement)is fantastic, and there are a lot of other things to see. Isn't it incredible that this is the SECOND photo from here?
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bukitgolfb301 (37716) 2011-10-10 1:29
Hi my dear Malgo, a great traveler
This your new posting is so tatseful color touch.
At perfect light moment and timing you catch this shot.
Nice framework and complete composition are as usual, as your trademark too.
Thanks for sharing with your finest work and have a good start of week, Best regrads.
PS. Today falls on National Holoday in Japan, so I was off, could adjust many stocks remained untached.
Takero from Tokyo
dkmurphys (52675) 2011-10-10 1:35
A beautiful atmosphere around those old walls. Very attractive place. I like the most that warm sunlight over the left part of the church.
Good work, have a nice day.
siudzi (34141) 2011-10-10 2:29
Fantastyczna praca z doskonałą saturacją kolorów, pięknym popołudniowym światłem, bardzo dobrą ostrością. Ale przede wszystkim temat jest ciekawy. Bardzo mi się podoba:)
JFS (32459) 2011-10-10 3:28
This is a top shot! Perfect POV, great light, delicious colors and beautiful architecture + a veruy interesting note. Thanks a lot Malgorzata!
snunney (89858) 2011-10-10 4:03
The pink tinged sky makes a splendid backdrop for the lovely church. The majestic trees make a fine contrast with the architecture, which is well rendered under a good light.
lousat (82472) 2011-10-10 4:16
Hi Malgo,there is a strange light and i like it,it's perfect to create a magic atosphere around che Aquileia church.Magnificent colors,excellent sharpness and nice choice of point of view.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (67322) 2011-10-10 5:12
J'aime beaucoup la luminosité de fin de journée dans cette belle image. L'église se découpe parfaitement sur ce beau ciel et l'architecture est des plus intéressante.
Budapestman (82620) 2011-10-10 6:52
a picturesque photo of this place, the composition is very nice, I like the beautiful soft lights and the atmosphere of the photo, superb shot, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
vasilpro (41099) 2011-10-10 10:50
Wonderful composition, beautiful church with interesting architecture, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, TFS!
Best regards, Vasilis.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-10-10 11:03
Ola Malgorzata ,
Linda esta igreja romana com estas árvores na lateral , é um belo momento com o pôr de sol de fundo as cores ficaram muito bonitas , parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
limielski (0) 2011-10-10 12:17
przepiekny romansko-gotycki kosciol i wsaniale swiatlo, kolor trawy, niebo - super ujecie. Podoba mi sie jak wiele Twoich zdjec
baddori (20011) 2011-10-10 13:43
Una delle città più importanti .
Culla del cristianesimo e cerniera del espansione romana .
Foto splendida con un tono tutta luce che riflette la bianca pietra nuda .
marcan44 (6301) 2011-10-10 14:10
una presentazione della cattedrale romano-gotica molto elegante, equilibrata e gestita splendidamente nella luce dorata proveniente dalla sinistra.
RhodieIke (11742) 2011-10-10 14:25
Hi Malgo, International traveller, The scene you have captured here is super, love the sun catching the tower and end, great colours, light and presentation, Tfs, Cheers Iain.
edge (6765) 2011-10-10 19:48
Hello Malgorzata, Ths appears to be a really old church. In reading your notes I am amazed at how well it still looks today. Nice effort in capturing all o the building as well. The location of the vegetation is perfect as it does not detract from the view of the structure. Staying in a hostel? Never experienced that. I should do that when we go to Europe, perhaps I could stay longer. Ha ha. Nice job here. Have a great week. Warmest regards, Roger
Sonata11 (33697) 2011-10-10 20:13
slicznie wykonane zdjecie, podoba mi sie bardzo. Wspanialy punkt widzenia, doskonale kolory, ostrosc. Wspaniala architektura tej katedry. Sliczny kadr. Moje gratulacje.
jemaflor (89347) 2011-10-11 11:03
Nice view with a good light and colors, interesting contrast to show us this interesting church, well made.
Angshu (56568) 2011-10-11 20:44
What a light! Beautiful how it hits & illuminated the left side of the church (the entrance I guess). The simple yet elegant strcuture is quite unlike what we see in Italy. Only the 2nd picture from Aquileia? Quite astonishing
ChrisJ (104127) 2011-10-12 0:28
Whoa! Looks like the munchkins have been nibbling on the spire & a piece of sticky tape at left was attached. Tried a workshop to fix this pp work to make it less noticeable & hope you don't mind.
SWEETFREEDOM (23438) 2011-10-14 23:49
a beutiful light and sky, i like the building and the trees around it.
Silvio1953 (130286) 2011-10-16 9:00
Ciao Malgerzata, splendid light on fantastic cathedral, good POV and wonderful natural colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
- Copyright: Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) (86341)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-23
- Categories: Castles, Architecture, Artwork
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-10 1:22