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This is the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, the largest church in Rome. Dedicated to Santa Maria, Mother Mary, this is one of the many dedicated to her. The others in Rome being Santa Maria in Trastevere, Santa Maria Sopra Minerva and Santa Maria in Aracoeli, all of which I have previously posted here on TE.

You can usually tell if a church is dedicated to Mary by the predominance of blue in the ceiling and nave. Most statues of St Mary show her clothed in blue robes.

A church has been on this site since at least 352AD, and was probably the site of a temple for many centuries prior. The building we see today was completed around 432-440AD. The ceiling, walls, floors, internal mosaics and works of art are truly something to behold.

I took this photo during a TE Mini Meeting with Valter (Bayno), Giorgio (Clementi), Vinicio (Vinicio), Salvatore (Orfino) and Emilio. What a wonderful day it was too.

Canon 5D MkII
ISO 2000
f/6.3
1/25 seconds
24mm using 24-105mm lens
Hand held

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  • Copyright: Lisa DP (delpeoples) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5105 W: 367 N: 10732] (52771)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-00
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Map: view
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-06-25 7:20
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