In the picture Piazza San Magno the main place of Legnano a city 2O KM North east of Milan.
The Church is the Basilica di San Magno the building on the left is the City hall.
about the Church:
''It is dedicated to St. Magnus . It was built in the first decades of the sixteenth century, probably by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo or his follower Thomas Rodari , thanks to the support of families and Lampugnani Vismara . Before the church , the community legnanese referred to the church of San Salvatore , whose construction should go back to the middle of the tenth century. The latter stood in the same place where the basilica and collapsed at the end of the fifteenth century. The only part that survived was the bell tower , of which traces remain in the complex of the present basilica ; the remains of the church were demolished to allow the construction of the new temple dedicated to St. Magnus.
The first stone was laid on May 4, 1504 , while the construction lasted until June 6, 1513 with the completion of the building works. It was consecrated December 15, 1529 after the work was suspended from 1516 to 1523 for lack of funds. The complex has the same architectural elements found later in Lodi , Saronno , Pavia, Crema. Up to 1610 the entrance to the basilica was located at the current Town Hall and then , the current was turned 90 ° to the north. In the cited as the input was moved to the current location . This change was the work of Richini . At the time , the current Piazza San Magno was located on the main cemetery of Legnano , which was used to bury the bodies of ordinary people. The nobles indeed buried their dead inside the churches , while the bodies of the people were buried in the vicinity of the temples. The cemetery was used already mentioned before the construction of the Basilica of San Magno . Later was built a large underground room where the dead were buried . This cemetery was known as " the Foppone " and was used until 1808.
The square in front of the basilica , dedicated at first to Umberto I ( king of Italy from 1878 to 1900 ) , was dedicated to the patron saint of the city after World War II .
On March 29, 1950 with a papal bull , Pope Pius XII raised the church to the Roman basilica minor.''
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Royaldevon (33033) 2014-05-28 4:23
Ciao Caro Alessandro,
This is a well presented shot, with the most attractive, pin-sharp details and warm rich colours. It looks as if you have removed any lens distortion with great success.
I love how the composition encourages us to move down the street.
Have a great day,
lousat (81666) 2014-05-28 4:25
Ciao Ale,ho fatto 5 anni di Bernocchi ed è un piacere rivedere questa piazza in cui ho passato davvero tante e tante ore dei miei anni "ruggenti"....ehehe.....grande cattura conoscendone le caratteristiche e la prospettica,sei riuscito a farci stare tutto ed a coglierlo con la miglior luce,dettagli e colori.Buon pomeriggio,Luciano
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-05-28 4:27
nice quality picture with very well balanced colors, properly given sharpness and natural yet vivid colors. I like the architecture presented in here and the POV you chose to show it. Good use of the green trees to liven up the composition.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Nicou (128896) 2014-05-28 4:45
quel jeu de façade et cadrage sueprbe avec la végétation en premier plan et cette perspective et l'autre bâtiment sueprbe ensemble.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (35123) 2014-05-28 5:02
Ciao Alessandro, molto buona fotografia di questa bella e interessante composizione con questi edifici interessanti, splendidamente catturate in questa bella immagine con una buona nitidezza, profondità, abbastanza luce, colore e qualità. Molto buono ed interessante lavoro ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo bel lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e felice resto della settimana.
Cordiali saluti dal sud della Spagna.
besnard (54815) 2014-05-28 5:39
Idéalement placée cette église qui domine une place intéressante bordée de jolis bâtiments.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-05-28 5:44
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
carlo62 (38024) 2014-05-28 5:47
bella piazza e bella foto.
Eccellente prospettiva e ottima qualità, mi piace l'inserimento della coppia al centro, un po' meno il signore nell'angolo a sinistra.
dta (70959) 2014-05-28 7:04
Ciao Alessandro ,
I was not so easy to frame all the elemnts . You've done it perfectly . Superb composition with the tree on the left and the beautiful Church on the right .
siudzi (34131) 2014-05-28 9:47
Very good architectural study this. Even with using so narrow frame all look beautiful and interesting due to the perfectly executed details, sharpness, lights. TFS!
npecanhuk (69508) 2014-05-28 18:45
Very beautiful buildings !
Very attractive picture with excellent sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
jjcordier (78388) 2014-05-28 23:40
Jolie mise en image de ce bel ensemble architectural. Intéressant détail en WS.
PaulVDV (24191) 2014-05-29 11:19
A wonderful architecture shot in nice warm colours well in contrast with the sky.
The inclusion of the tree at the left brings the image to balance.
Best regards, Paul
fabbs99 (16815) 2014-05-29 12:46
Excellent presentation of the Piazza San Magno.Very well captured.Keep sharing.TFS.
abmdsudi (46196) 2014-05-29 20:31
A splendid depiction of the lively old town scene with wonderful light has played its role in making this compo look so impressive. It's luminous with cracking details, colours and placement as the bell tower & green dome seem to alert the eye while the town hall strengthens the left frame effectively. Ii's smartly arranged shot nicely executed, Congrats
mirosu (15156) 2014-05-29 23:40
Superb photo arrangement. Excellently captured buildings and church from very well selected viewpoint. The view from lover angle makes the church majestic and dominant. The light is perfect, the contrast against blue-white sky superb.
Very well done.
mkamionka (32353) 2014-06-03 7:48
beautiful square surrounded with attractive architecture. I like the lovely colors, everything seems so pretty in the sunny weather. Original framing with the tower being so close to the edge -it works very well here! I like the perfectly straight perspective.
macjake (60596) 2014-06-13 5:45
peeking into your gallery page, this one caught my attention because I like how it covers almost the entire page without much dead-space.
the clouds compliment the scene too, as does the tree and its branches on the left.
of course the architecture is picture perfect, a perfect subject. excellent light and colors/exposure.
claudeD (35071) 2014-07-03 11:52
Wonderful picture showing this very interesting architecture from Legnano. Very good sharpness and clarity. I like your fotojob herebvery much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: ALESSANDRO MACCHI (SWEETFREEDOM) (23378)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-05-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S90
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-28 4:19