San Bartolomeo all'Isola
The Basilica of St. Bartholomew on the Island (Italian: Basilica di San Bartolomeo all'Isola , Latin: Basilica S. Bartholomaei in Insula) is a titular minor basilica, located in Rome, Italy. It was founded at the end of the 10th century by Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor. It contains the relics of St. Bartholomew the Apostle, and is located on Tiber Island, on the site of the former temple of Aesculapius, which had cleansed the island of its former ill-repute among the Romans and established its reputation as a hospital, continued under Christian auspices today.
Emperor Otto built this church, which was initially dedicated to his friend Adalbert of Prague. It was renovated by Pope Paschal II in 1113 and again in 1180, after its rededication upon the arrival of the relics of the apostle Bartholomew. The relics were sent to Rome from Benevento, where they had arrived from Armenia in 809. The relics are located within an ancient Roman porphyry bath with lions' heads, under the main altar. The marble wellhead bears the figures of the Savior, Adalbert and Bartholomew and Otto III.
The church was badly damaged by a flood in 1557 and was reconstructed, with its present Baroque façade, in 1624, to designs of Orazio Torriani. Further restorations were undertaken in 1852. The interior of the church preserves fourteen ancient Roman columns and two lion supports that date from the earliest reconstruction of the basilica.
In 2000, it was dedicated by John Paul II to the memory of the new martyrs of the 20th and 21st century. This memorial is taken care of by the Community of Sant'Egidio, who also painted the icon on the main altar.
In the center of the piazzetta before the church is a four-sided guglia with saints in niches by the sculptor Ignazio Jacometti, erected here in 1869.
The 12th-century tower near the church, the Torre dei Caetani, is all that remains of the medieval castello erected on the island by the Pierleoni.
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dta (56784) 2013-10-13 2:59
Ciao Romano ,
LA plus belle des lumières , pour mettre en valeur ce superbe clocher carré . Les teintes chaudes contrastent à merveille avec le ciel nuageux .
Sergiom (45567) 2013-10-13 5:07
J'aime beaucoup la lumière qui frappe cette très belle tour et lui donne un aspect divin.Le cadrage est excellent et fait bien ressortir les détails architecturaux.
yquem46 (35432) 2013-10-13 6:02
Nice warm golden light on the facade of this church
A dark gray sky as a contrast for the BG
Have a nice sunday
npecanhuk (56382) 2013-10-13 6:24
Beautiful architectural details!
Attractive picture with special regards to the management of light, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week!
Royaldevon (21523) 2013-10-13 6:26
Ciao Caro Romano,
I can imagine the excitement that you felt, viewing the colours as the low sun gilded this building. Pre photography, I would hardly have noticed such events, but what a treat it can be!
The colours are excellent and show up particularly well against the grey sky.
I like your crop, giving just enough details of the building and with the tower following the thirds line.
Have a great Sunday,
Nicou (105947) 2013-10-13 8:12
quel éclairage sur ce clocher c'est merveilleux comme les tons sont doux et agréable et ces détails architecturaux sueprbe vue tout en douceur.
Bravo et amitié
aleXundar (631) 2013-10-13 8:34
An excellent mood created with golden light on the architecture against a cloudy sky.
A beautiful composition and with great clarity.
With warm regards,
Corry (1547) 2013-10-13 9:20
Belle prise de vue de l'église Saint Bartolomeo et son clocher roman avec la lumière du coucher de soleil. Félicitations.
holmertz (31380) 2013-10-13 9:59
You found a good title for this and also cropped the photo well. There is a very good balance of the architecture - kissed by the sun - and the dark clouds. It's a stunning and memorable photo.
cornejo (22590) 2013-10-13 10:05
Ciao Romano, buona immagine di questa interessante composizione con gli ultimi raggi di sole d'oro, molto ben catturata in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, bel colore e la luce. Ottimo ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buona serata e felice inizio di settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
COSTANTINO (44199) 2013-10-13 10:41
Bella composizione Archittetonica
e molto cali colori
bel gioco del sole e ombra
Buona serata e cari saluti
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-10-13 10:42
A spectacular framing with an amazing warm light. The effect is great! Well done!
Silvio1953 (105653) 2013-10-13 11:32
Ciao Romano, favolosa luce, bella ed originale, bravo, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (19513) 2013-10-13 11:46
una luce calda calda calda che contrasta con il cielo plumbeo in modo eccellente.
È sempre un bel momento ed essere nel posto giusto al momento giusto è una gran fortuna, subito dopo c'è la bravura e la prontezza nel riprendere la scena.
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-13 22:31
il più bel bacio che dà il colore più bello
la morbidezza, la dolcezza, la bellezza del momento, di una meravigliosa architettura,
krzychu30 (12777) 2013-10-14 1:17
what a kiss!The sun let appears the Basilica in a completely new light and it makes the scene really captivating!Besides the sun and the way it affects the color scheme of the scene contrasts excellently to the dark sky(it makes really magnificent color contrast),but also creates unique mood of the composition.
Beautiful and evocative shot!
Have a nice day
timecapturer (37200) 2013-10-14 3:14
exquisite light and captured superbly. Love the warmth here and the atmosphere of the late afternoon light brings out the architectural magnificence so beautifully. Wonderful!
Have a great week - Brian.
gervaso (9247) 2013-10-14 9:01
The golden colors given by the sun are wonderful and contrast beautifully with the cloudy sky! The architectural details shown are also beautiful! Great job!
Noel_Byrne (13436) 2013-10-14 10:37
This reminds me of those moments in summer when you sit outside, and as the sun goes down, you move around to try and catch every last ray. It seems the church has the same idea as the sun lights up just it's tip. It creates a brilliant visual effect and the tones of both the church and the darker tower compliment each other very nicely.
All the best
Gigidusud (10314) 2013-10-14 10:47
Splendida questa Basilica nella luce dorata, un bel contrasto con il cielo grigio e una buona inquadratura. Complimenti!
Un caro saluto,
delpeoples (48690) 2013-10-14 23:57
Un titolo appropriato e creative. La luce ha veramente baciato questa chiesa, facendo i suoi magica dorata. Mi piace molto il taglio stretto e come hai gestito la luce ed ombra. Hai catturato tutti i dettagli in cui la roma é famosa. Mi piacerebbe vedere il link per la cartina, sono molto curiosa di vedere dové sta questa magnifica chiesa.
Si puó trovarla qui: http://koti.mbnet.fi/lauro/maps/coordinates.php?latlon=-33.868901,151.207091&scale=9&t=0
dkmurphys (42597) 2013-10-15 10:14
Lovely sunlight over the old facades. A typical detail from Rome, well spotted.
Enjoy a nice evening.
claudeD (27004) 2013-10-15 11:26
Wonderful picture from Rome with a good composition and excellent sharpness. I like the old architecture shots very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (92267) 2013-10-15 13:18
Splendide avec la lumière du soir sur la tour, l'on apprécie tout en plus les détails de l'architecture, bon moment capturer et présenter
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-15 17:28
I love the intense warm cold color contrast between the bright rust red brick tower and the blue grey sky. A superb upward pov with wonderful late afternoon ambient lighting in golden tones. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. Excellent shadow detail and saturation. Bella! Tfs!
abmdsudi (32529) 2013-10-16 2:30
The last rays of the sun were just reaching the beautiful part of the architecture resulting in a somewhat vibrant and definitely sun-kissed, simply beautiful light fabulous colour and detail showing off this at it's best. Its a cracker!!
Congrats and TFS
josepmarin (56517) 2013-10-16 4:01
La elegante arquitectura de la Basílica aumenta su belleza y su potencia gráfica gracias a los tonos cálidos que bañan sus formas y su campanario, en una espléndida toma a la puesta del sol.
La composición en un buen encuadre cerrado tiene un alto nivel estético y unos colores impactantes, que brillan con fuerza sobre un cielo gris y nublado, en un bonito contraste.
rychem (13740) 2013-10-16 10:32
What could I say, fantastic warm light and fantastic photo
Angshu (52956) 2013-10-17 6:18
The light is delicious as it kisses the belltower and the top half of the Basilica..In fact it is this fine light which you captured so well that this picture is a delight to look at. Very beautifully captured!
Mics (198) 2013-10-29 19:45
Titolo perfetto per questa bella inquadratura. Uno dei miei preferiti. :-)