I live already quite long but I do not remember Easter with so much snow and frost. It is more wintery than during Christmas. But even in such unfavourable weather, I wish all healthy and happy Easter.
This is a mosaic from the beautiful Roman Basilica - San Paolo fuori le Mure.
From Wikipedia: The Papal Basilica of St Paul Outside the Walls (Italian: Basilica Papale di San Paolo fuori le Mura)is one of Rome's four ancient major basilicas or papal basilicas: the basilicas of St. John Lateran, St. Mary Major, and St. Peter's and Saint Paul Outside the Walls.
he basilica was founded by the Roman Emperor Constantine I over the burial place of Saint Paul, where it was said that, after the Apostle's execution, his followers erected a memorial, called a cella memoriae. This first edifice was expanded under Valentinian I in the 370s.
In 386, Emperor Theodosius I began erecting a much larger and more beautiful basilica with a nave and four aisles with a transept; the work including the mosaics was not completed until Leo I's pontificate (440–461). In the 5th century it was larger than the Old St. Peter's Basilica. The Christian poet Prudentius, who saw it at the time of emperor Honorius (395–423), describes the splendours of the monument in a few expressive lines. As it was dedicated also to Saints Taurinus and Herculanus, martyrs of Ostia in the 5th century, it was called the basilica trium Dominorum ("basilica of Three Lords").
The 5th-century mosaics of the triumphal arch are original: an inscription in the lower section attest they were done at the time of Leo I, paid by Galla Placidia. The subject portrays the Apocalypse of John, with the bust of Christ in the middle flanked by the 24 doctors of the church, surmounted by the flying symbols of the four Evangelists. St. Peter and St. Paul are portrayed at the right and left of the arch, the latter pointing downwards (probably to his tomb).
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lousat (89252) 2013-03-30 9:57
Hi Malgo,magnificent and artistic way this choice for the Easter whishes postcard,beautful capture whit spectacular details and bright colors in the difficult light of the interiors of S.Paolo,i like it...a lot.I wish you all the best me too and thanks,Luciano
rbassin (22527) 2013-03-30 10:13
une très belle compo, les couleurs sont lumineuses et les détails de cette fresques sont superbes.
Une bon W-E de Pâques
Fis2 (95543) 2013-03-30 10:22
Piekne sklepienie, ladnie pokazane.
Super kolory, swiatlo i ostrosc.
mesutilgim (94024) 2013-03-30 10:29
Hello dear Malgorzata,
Nice interior capture from Rome ! Nice dedication for this very special event.
Many interesting notes as well.
TFS and Happy Easter !
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-03-30 10:41
nielatwa scena do sfotografowania ze wzgledu na dosc slabe swiatlo,ale poradzilas sobie z tym znakomicie.Znakomity kadr i odwzorowanie detali.Dla mnie jeden z najpiekniejszych kosciolow w Rzymie(oczywiscie z tych ktore widzialem,a wiem ze musialbym poswiecic duzo,duzo czasu zeby zobaczyc wszystkie w Rzymie:)
Romano46 (18472) 2013-03-30 11:01
da questo mosaico della cupola della Basilica di San Paolo hai saputo trarre una bella composizione che ha la forma inconsueta di un occhio nel quale emergono le figure di Cristo e degli apostoli che lo accompagnano.
Una ottima idea, oltretutto non facile da realizzare per la scarsa illuminazione della Basilica che costringe ad operare in condizioni difficili.
Mi complimenti per l'ottima realizzazione e colgo anche l'occasione per augurarti una felice Pasqua.
maxifred (0) 2013-03-30 11:40
Happy Easter to you too,thanks for this amazing image!
worldcitizen (8448) 2013-03-30 14:56
A Happy Easter to you! The golden color of this dome is very beautiful. Really nice exposure, that lets us appreciate the painting and all of its details. I also like the contrast between dark and light in the frame.
PaulVDV (27882) 2013-03-30 15:04
Here too it looks like the coldest Easter ever!
The golden tones make this mosaic stand out brilliant against the darker part of the basilica. Like a light that shines in the darkness.
divail (8334) 2013-03-30 18:21
La mosaique est vraiment lumineuse et les couleurs sont intenses. Les points de lumière au bas de la composition n'enlèvent rien à la beauté de la photo, ils l'éclairent davantage.
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-03-30 20:22
piekna kompozycja, cudowna freska. Przepieknie wykonane zdjecie. Sliczna kolorystyka. Bardzo mi sie podoba.
Serdecznie pozdrawiam I zycze wspanialach Swiat Wielkanocnych w gronie rodziny,
jjcordier (79297) 2013-03-30 23:02
Belle fresque aux superbes couleurs dorées que tu as su bien mettre en valeur dans ta photo.
snunney (96767) 2013-03-31 3:16
You have captured this magnificent ceiling beautifully in this perfectly exposed image. Superb rendering of the tones and detail in the frescoes. Happy Easter to you.
manrezaei (1837) 2013-03-31 3:53
Happy Easter. A bueatiful interior capture of paintings. Well done.
marabu61 (10717) 2013-03-31 4:26
a very happy easter weekend to you and your loved ones as well.
You have choosen the perfect photo for those wishes. Your exposure of the scene is spot on, while the rest of the church remains in shadows. and lets us concentrate on the divine scene pictured here.
jemaflor (95421) 2013-03-31 13:49
Nice ceiling well taken, perfect golden colors and light management, Tfs.
Silvio1953 (139961) 2013-04-01 6:25
Ciao Malgorzata, lovely composition with fantastic dome, beautiful symetry, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
brianmcc (6219) 2013-04-01 9:35
happy easter to you too. yes so much snow it is hard to believe it is now april. your picture is wonderful as are your accompanying notes. the golden colours are beautiful. you have captured the detail superbly.
delpeoples (57266) 2013-04-01 22:17
Witaj dear Malgo
This reminds me of some of the designs I saw in Sicily. They all seem Byzantine or similar to what we see in the Orthodox churches. Beautiful colours and light play. I like how the golden parts are illuminated and we can see the stonework in subtle shadow. Nice work, thanks for sharing!
dkmurphys (57073) 2013-04-01 22:26
Very beautiful presentation of the dome detail. Lovely mood, well taken.
Happy Easter to you too!
baddori (20119) 2013-04-07 1:34
Ho sempre ammirato la tua pazienza ed i risultati fotografando interni e gradi mosaici o affreschi .
Una ottima presentazione e condivisone di queto "italico" capolavoro.
adores (44897) 2013-04-07 18:46
This is a very good shot! I like how the light show the magnificent details of the dome. Good composition and great colours!