Archbasilica of St. John Lateran
The Papal Archbasilica of St. John Lateran (Italian: Arcibasilica Papale di San Giovanni in Laterano), commonly known as St. John Lateran's Archbasilica, St. John Lateran's Basilica, and just The Lateran Basilica, is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome and the official ecclesiastical seat of the Bishop of Rome, who is the Pope.
It is the oldest and ranks first among the four Papal Basilicas or major basilicas of Rome (having the cathedra of the Bishop of Rome). It claims the title of ecumenical mother church among Roman Catholics. The current archpriest is Agostino Vallini, Cardinal Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome. The President of the French Republic, currently François Hollande, is ex officio the "first and only honorary canon" of the basilica, a title held by the heads of the French state since King Henry IV of France.
An inscription on the façade, Christo Salvatori, indicates the church's dedication to "Christ the Saviour", for the cathedrals of all patriarchs are dedicated to Christ himself. As the cathedral of the Bishop of Rome, it ranks above all other churches in the Catholic Church, including St. Peter's Basilica. For that reason, unlike all other Roman Basilicas, it holds the title of Archbasilica.
The archbasilica is located outside of the boundaries of Vatican City proper, although within the city of Rome. However it enjoys extraterritorial status as one of the properties of the Holy See. This is also the case with several other buildings, following the resolution of the Roman Question with the signing of the Lateran Treaty.
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batalay (40385) 2014-04-15 5:28
This is a magnificent photo, of the lady in devotion in front of massive Rococo mural, but what is especially eye-catching is her roll-on suitcase behind her. Where is she coming from and where is she going? Your note is very good for the details of the edifice.
snunney (106533) 2014-04-15 5:38
A fine capture of this beautifully decorated interior. The lady with her suitcase does indeed add a touch of mystery as Bulent suggests. Is she perhaps going on a long trip or is she giving thanks for a safe return? All in all, it makes for an interesting and unusual image. Excellent presentation.
Fis2 (106408) 2014-04-15 7:04
Piêkne malowid³o na ¶cianie.
To o³tarz a przy nim kobieta odmawia modlitwe.
£Adny kadr i kolorystyka.
Zdjêcie ma klimat.
holmertz (59142) 2014-04-15 7:31
The woman lighting a candle gives the view a well needed human element. Her coat and her suitcase also add colours of a different kind than those seen in the large painting. This is a very well cropped photo featuring a human activity as well as a work of art.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-04-15 8:44
The lady seems to be dwarfed by the large mural on the wall. Excellent capture of the impressive artwork on the wall. Good management of colours and light in what looks like difficult conditions. The lady devotee must have gone for saying a silent prayer before she embarks on a journey as evident by the presence of the trolley luggage. Nicely composed image with natural colours and light. Thanks for sharing.
ChrisJ (117855) 2014-04-15 9:12
Maybe she is praying to my namesake, St Christopher, the patron saint of travel? Her suitcase seems to suggest so. Good use of a shallow dof with excellent sharpness aon the lit candles, altar and chandelier with soft focus on the impressive artwork at the back. Tfs!
lousat (97585) 2014-04-15 9:20
Ciao Romano,ottimo inserimento della presunta turista in partenza per dare una svolta alla prospettiva classica,forse una preghiera prima di prendere l'aereo...ehehe...dettagli e colori eccellenti in una situazione di luce mai facile.Complimenti e buona serata,Luciano
Silvio1953 (152991) 2014-04-15 11:16
Ciao Romano, bell'interno, piacevole la grafica del pavimento, ottima nitidezza e splendida luce, bravo, ciao Silvio
Noel_Byrne (33634) 2014-04-15 12:32
Una bella opera d'arte, ed è così bello vedere che sia appreicated sia per il suo lavoro, e ciò che rappresenta. La donna nell'immagine sembra così piccolo prima di questa enorme opera d'arte, giustamente così per un posto come questo. Nnicely a tempo, e davvero ben fatto su quella che appare come luce molto difficile.
Royaldevon (43407) 2014-04-15 13:45
Ciao Caro Romano,
Another delightful interior photograph, which captures the details of this fine church with excellent clarity but, more than that, with the appropriate mood of 'presence'.
The lady adds human interest and a sense of awe, though the suitcase presents something of a mystery!
My warm regards,
carlo62 (54986) 2014-04-15 15:15
a parte la bellezza di San Giovanni in Laterano, la scena è molto bella, potrebbe sembrare un angolo molto originale di aereoporto, forse molto più interessante del classico duty free....
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-04-15 23:51
Hi Romano ,
Nice presentation of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran.Very well captured.TFS.
emka (106772) 2014-04-15 23:58
Ciao caro Romano, I missed many beautiful photos while travelling. I must see them. Nice shot from the prayers in St. John Lateran. I saw many scenes like this lately but in Orthodox churches of Georgia, the candles there are thinner, also beautiful.
Excellent interior shot, good colours and sharpness.
WArm regrads MALgo
timecapturer (49288) 2014-04-16 2:03
a shot that is both beautiful and full of emotional significance. Love the way you have delicately composed and controlled the light here it makes the mood and serenity so palpable. Exquisite!
Regards - B.
Sergiom (88317) 2014-04-16 5:39
J'aime beaucoup ce cadrage vertical d'une hauteur telle que l'on peut admirer toute la toile sous cette lumière douce. Tu as su capturer un très beau moment de prière.
danos (103144) 2014-04-16 7:10
nice te view of the imnterior of the Cathedral church with the huge painting on the backdrop to dominating of it.The pilgrim adds life and makes the image even more effective.
Nicou (151064) 2014-04-16 7:30
Quel ensemble et vue superbe la dame en rose et sa valise bleue qui admire ce tableau sueprbe captage et vue et ce pavage NB en losange quel ensemble merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Cricri (125878) 2014-04-16 8:08
Bon format et cadrage serré sur la toile, la présence de la dame, peut être une dernière prière avant de repartir avec sa valise,
bonne lumière d'intérieur, belle présentation
mesutilgim (97484) 2014-04-16 9:52
Nice interior capture from Rome; a perfect evidence of faith !
Good pov and good layout. Nice soft light.
Many interesting notes makes your entry a perfect TE job.
TSF and best regards
Didi (60590) 2014-04-19 9:49
In French this time
Une belle fresque, intéressante prise de vue à l'intérieur de cette basilique
Bonne qualité d'éclairage
Ah si je pouvais masquer cette valise ?
COSTANTINO (69660) 2014-04-20 1:41
Hello dear friend
Happy Easter and many wishes for better days
health and happiness
a wonderful religious shot for this day
thanks a lot
- Copyright: Romano Lattanzi (Romano46) (18472)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 700D, Canon EF 28-135mm IS USM
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-15 5:14