San Bartolomeo all'Isola Tiberina
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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Corry (1691) 2013-10-18 15:08
Beau point de vue pour prendre en photo cette église depuis la rive gauche du Tibre. Bon choix d'avant-plan et surtout une bonne netteté. Bien fait.
timecapturer (37414) 2013-10-19 3:00
a beautifully framed shot this. A peek through the trees at the wonderful architectural majesty beyond. Christmas light and warm tones despite being winter. Irresistible.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
PaulVDV (17491) 2013-10-19 3:59
The lighting conditions weren't the most favorable but you did a great job.
While you took this picture in winter we still get a good framing with the remained autumn leaves.
The composition is excellent and the tower in the middle of the picture benefits of an incidental ray of light.
Best regards, Paul
Sergiom (45888) 2013-10-19 5:34
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue, comme caché derrière les arbres pour espionner. Le temps gris apporte une belle touche de nostalgie et les bâtiments sont de toute beauté.
jhm (128297) 2013-10-19 5:41
A very pleasant big picture with different details about the totally picture.
The Basilica of St. Bartholomew tower is the real eye catcher on these picture.
Nice autumn colours real for enjoy
Excellent compositio, pleasant colours, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Silvio1953 (106008) 2013-10-19 6:29
Ciao Romano, gran bell'inquadratura ornata dalle foglie,. magnifici colori autunnali, bell'atmosfera, bravo, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (13688) 2013-10-19 6:49
I colori in questo sono belle, si ha un vero talento per ottenere la migliore consistenza e colori dalla tua cattura. Come abbiamo scrutare attraverso gli alberi qui, ci si sente quasi come stiamo cercando in un luogo segreto, il che rende l'intera immagine ancora più suggestiva. So che la sua non è difficile da comprendere rami in una composizione come questo e farlo funzionare, ma lo avete fatto mirabilmente qui.
Tutti i migliori
rychem (13898) 2013-10-19 8:49
Unique POV, nice idea to show this basilica as an autumnal shot, nice light and composition
Graal (92322) 2013-10-19 9:26
another nice place and old architecture in Roma. Nice look through the leaves. Good photo-work and note.
Have a nice evening.
Schnappilic (9144) 2013-10-19 11:12
Congratulations for your framing through the branches. Fine realization with good sharpness, nice colors and good light. I like the result!
cornejo (22766) 2013-10-19 11:23
Ciao Romano, molto buona immagine di questa composizione interessante e bello, molto ben composta e catturato in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, bel colore e la luce. Lavoro eccellente e interessante perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per aver condiviso questo bel lavoro.
Buona notte e Domenica felice.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
ourania (19002) 2013-10-19 13:40
mi piace molto come hai riempito il quadro di interesse e di colori invernali. Il taglio e' elegante e piacevole, credo che inoltre accentua il senso di profondita'. Un' ottima opportunita' di osservare questo posto antico che ha accumulato il fascino degli anni e dell' esperienza umana. Nell' immagine sembra tranquilissimo, non c' e segno di presenza o attivita' umana. La luce ha una qualita' meravigliosa ed offre ai colori ed all' atmosfera un incanto particolare. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona domenica,
Nicou (106275) 2013-10-19 21:34
Un cadrage végétatif parfait avec les branches et les feuilles et ces deux plans d'eau sueprbe et cette île avec ce site merveilleux la basilique et la tour carré qui ressort sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
rogerl (1156) 2013-10-22 14:22
Romano, this is a great choice of framing, looking through the trees and across the rives. The light is really beautiful. I particularly like the way the browns on the leaves and those on the building complement each other.
adores (31005) 2013-10-26 14:31
I like these autumn colours and the way you used the plane trees to frame the Basilica. I also like the atmosphere given by the cloudy sky, the light is great. A good shot!