Rome has an often overlooked, yet rich and diverse Romanesque and Gothic heritage. Many of the first Christian churches in the world were constructed in Rome, and Byzantine churches were mainly based on the Roman basilica. They were often oblong or geometric, long, with three naves and full of rich golden mosaics. Later Romanesque churches in Rome were more round, using the Roman arch. There are few Gothic churches in Rome. Examples of buildings from this period includes the Santa Maria Maggiore, the San Paolo Fuori le Mura (the later part being largely rebuilt in the 19th century), Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santi Quattro Coronati, Santa Prassede, Torre delle Milizie, the Torre dei Conti, and the Santa Maria in Ara Coeli. Elaborate tabernacles were popular especially in the 13th century, and basilicas were often full of rich mosaics. In the 12th and 13th centuries, the Cosmati family was famous for their mosacis and elegant decoration. They created beautiful marble floors with mosacis, often with inlays of green and red porphyry. Their designs in Rome became so popular that they were known as cosmatesque.
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siudzi (27701) 2012-10-28 8:32
Like the way you cropped and composed the detail of this stunning architecture. The diagonal gave a very interesting effect. Well done!
snunney (72604) 2012-10-28 8:33
Very interesting this architectural detail, lots of geometric lines to retain the viewer's attention. I like the angle of view and the excellent detail. Very good colours and sharpness. Well observed.
emka (64124) 2012-10-28 10:29
Hi Daniel, nice architecture details, in very attractive colour, and ni ce pleasented. I like the window shutters, we do not need them in Poland. Interesting diagonal lines.
jjcordier (67180) 2012-10-28 14:49
Ce cadrage serré de façade romaine donne une excellente et séduisante photo.
Nicou (105679) 2012-10-28 23:44
quel cadrage e timage fantastique vue sur cette facade une mervielle quel rendu sur l'architecture ces couleurs ocres sont sublimes.
Bravo et amitié
maria-v1981 (10416) 2012-10-29 4:31
A beautiful shot of these facades, they look great. The POV is good and the photo is full of nice details. The colours are marvelous.
Have a nice evening,
Sergiom (45308) 2012-10-29 5:42
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré sur cette façade.On sent la texture et la vieillesse de la pierre qui en a long à raconter.
timecapturer (36978) 2012-10-29 5:46
nice crop, full of wonderful warm tones and textures. Executed perfectly and presented imaginatively. Like it!
Have a good week - Brian.
lousat (64069) 2012-10-29 15:43
Hi Daniel,a top class pic,what a style and what a quality on this big white border,your Rome is another time different,original and beautiful,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
npecanhuk (56358) 2012-10-29 16:54
Now in Rome... again, very interesting and attractive architectural details that were very smartly photographed!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (45574) 2012-10-29 23:39
well, looking over your gallery, this one caught my attention immediately - as did your latest post too!
I chose this one strictly because its 100% architectural.
what a fine addition that blue window/glass makes.
and i can totally appreciate how you were not afraid to cut off the windows and lines, cropping your scene in a care-free manner - something i could learn from and do myself every now and then.
serp2000 (33061) 2012-10-30 2:11
I like your brave idea to crop this photo. You show us very interesting elements of architecture. Good vivid colors.
marabu61 (5863) 2012-10-30 7:02
Unusual yet effective crop and framing with pleasing warm colors. I like it.
Great note to.
have a nice day