On the slopes of Coscerno, mt. 1152 above sea level, on an ancient road that led from Sant'Anatolia in Monteleone di Spoleto. Certainly when the community settled there did not seem much more secure life in the bottom of the valley, after the invasion of the Saracens dell'890. Up there lived a quiet life, semi-independent town of Spoleto, with its Statutes.
In 1241 was one of the castles, who paid fodrum to Frederick II. but soon returned to Spoleto, where he remained essentially true. For its isolation was not easy to Ghibellines banned after 1324, settling in the castle. In 1361 and in 1490 is one of the castles in the district of Spoleto. The Neapolitan troops of King Robert, by the boundless kingdom of Naples, while the conductors of Henry VII and Ludwig of Bavaria, took possession of it, left him alone in 1340, after Spoleto, by an ambassador, Robert guaranteed to help riders of 500 and 1,000 gold ducats. On the door of the castle is the emblem of Spoleto. Was devastated in 1391 by Giovanni di Cola da Monteleone. In 1639 Urban VIII ordered the construction of the road Scheggino - Gavelli - Monteleone. In 1798 and was for many years and asylum and insurgents and bandits prey on those succeeded. With the Restoration was a small town with a mayor in the standard-bearer of Spoleto. It was closed in 1875 and aggregate to Sant'Anatolia. In 1712 the village had 136 inhabitants.
The church is dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel. Roof truss. The left wall is divided into four niches with remarkable frescoes. The first in Spain or the disciple John Brunotti painted: Madonna and Child with Angels, St. Francis and St. Anthony of Padua, St. Jerome (1524). In the Second, the Pietà, Calvary, the instruments of the Passion, St. Peter, the Handmaid, Pilate, Judas, etc. rooster.; Five saints: Augustine, Leonardo, Anthony Abate, San Sebastian and Bernard, a San detached Sebastiano Lo Spain. These paintings are of local teachers (1492). In the third niche you see: the Lord in the clouds and light, with adoring angels, the Virgin in the drum and many holy monks and hermits, author unknown. In the fourth niche: Virgin and Child with two angels and cherubs, the Baptist and Saint Sebastian, Spain and the work of The disciple Brunotti. The apse and Lo made Spain a bit 'in a hurry for the many committees who was Joan hispano pentore MDXVIII. represents the apparition of the Archangel Michael on Mount Gargano: the crowning of the Virgin and apostles, prophets, angels, saints and sibyls. Above the Eternal and the Annunciation in three rounds (of the students of The Spain), Holy Spirit, St. Augustine and St. Matthew. On the right wall is only one Madonna and Child with Saint Jerome, San Sebastian and other saints of the many votive Lo Brunotti and Spain (1523). Here, the great painter has left his masterpieces. This church is truly a treasure.
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mesutilgim (67940) 2012-11-03 0:34
Hello dear Silvio, my neighbour today !
Another perfect capture which shows in every detail your photographer skills !
But my favorite detail here is the pink belltower, with a very nice light on it backed by a dark cloudy and stormy sky. Nice framing and many interesting and usefull notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
amaryllis (30149) 2012-11-03 0:41
Un format vertical bien adapté à cette présentation de cette ruelle pavée , une belle architecture, un jeu d'ombre et de lumière, une sortie vers un ciel très nuageux , une présentation bien réussie avec toutes les difficultés de lumière
Graal (88852) 2012-11-03 0:55
very nice view here. Amazing old gate and game of light with shadows. An interesting informations about the Gavelli. Well presentation and done photo.
Have a nice WE.
daddo (18517) 2012-11-03 1:08
Ciao Silvio. Every line is sharply etched in this highly textured scene with its dramatic light and enchanting shadows. Could be a scene for a fairytale. Ciao. Klaudio.
girni (344) 2012-11-03 1:32
beautiful material effect, the look is directed towards a sky light shade mid-light
Robert1969 (6224) 2012-11-03 2:11
A beautiful and exciting picture, with a beautiful
light management and composition.
SnapRJW (18712) 2012-11-03 2:53
Hello Silvio - The dramatic light and stormy sky has given this shot incredible atmosphere. This is really excellent, light management and detailing is very good. TFS and have a lovely weekend. Rosemary
snunney (67292) 2012-11-03 3:16
The archway makes the perfect natural frame for the scene beyond. The lighting is most appealing,superb rendering of the tones and textures in the architecture. Very well done. Thanks for sharing and have a fine weekend.
livermore (1462) 2012-11-03 3:19
Très belle image, la gestion de la lumière est bien rendue et le cadrage efficace.
Didi (48896) 2012-11-03 3:41
Une intéressante perspective en pente et un joli contre jour où les lumières empêchent le bouchage des ombres
lousat (57610) 2012-11-03 5:05
Ammazza che spettacolo,quando il sole bacia la terra ed i nuvoloni incombono,il risultato e' sempre assicurato,ma tu hai fatto ancora meglio piazzando il tutto sotto questo arco e creando una prospettiva strabiliante,comincio a rimpiangere le tue belle foto storte e sbiadite,non mi diverto piu'...ehehe.....buon pomeriggio,Luciano
timecapturer (30300) 2012-11-03 5:20
love your POV here and the way you have managed the light. It brings out the textures and adds a really dramatic effect to the atmosphere of this place. Immaculate detailing with an enticing feel about it. Wonderful imagery!
Enjoy your weekend - Brian.
Sergiom (39184) 2012-11-03 5:22
C'est une de tes plus belles photos de tous les temps.Le point de vue est superbe mais c'est la lumière qui est exceptionnelle ainsi que la gestion de la couleur qui vient de l'arrière plan.
HimalAnda (5624) 2012-11-03 5:54
The composition: very good.
The light management: perfect.
The sky: beautiful.
So, I will just write one word: congratulations!
mauro61 (52527) 2012-11-03 6:10
questo trattamento in PP mi piace in quanto esalta le tonalità e gioca sulle ombre.
Il soggetto è perfetto con il panorama che si scorge attraverso l'arco,
BennyV (12759) 2012-11-03 6:29
The combination of threatening sky and brightly lit church tower is striking, and very appealing. Some fine textures in too.
milad_abazari (1648) 2012-11-03 7:39
Registration is beautiful and good. Exposure and color were excellent. With respect.
npecanhuk (53889) 2012-11-03 7:59
That's a wonderful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, (superb) colors, vertical format, black borders, chosen pov and composition are all outstanding photo qualities!
TFS - congrats,
lgir (6215) 2012-11-03 10:28
good framing and good management of light on the composition. The light really gives a lot of volume in the image.
tedesse (22116) 2012-11-03 10:34
Excellent POV and composition showing an interesting piece Gavelli.
Great colors and light, excellent sharpness.
Kielia (20411) 2012-11-03 10:36
an outstanding composition with a great atmosphere and very interesting light. The perspective is really fascinating. I also appreciate your interesting notes very much. My compliments!
bayno (16175) 2012-11-03 10:52
Ciao Silvio, un vero spettacolo, luce favolosa e composizione fantastica, hai scelto benissimo il POV, belli i colori, ottima qualità e perfetta gestione della luce...bravo...buon WE...
carlo62 (12550) 2012-11-03 11:47
composizione strepitosa, l'arco, con le sue belle pietre, è una cornice straordinaria per il paesaggio gravato dalle nuvole intense.
brianmcc (5536) 2012-11-03 12:00
what a fantastic, and very interesting compositoion. your viewpoint is superb looking through the archway which is so beautiful with all those ancient stones. it is almost a monochrone image, until you get through the archway and then the most wonderful colours are on show. the light is superb, and you have managed the whole scene very skillfully.
have a great weekend,
elenimavrandoni (5789) 2012-11-03 12:05
Ciao Silvio, great detail captured, real shades and shadows and a very dramatic sky synthesize a beautiful postcard!
Sonata11 (28289) 2012-11-03 12:18
this is masterpiece wonderfully executed this architecture and this view through the arch. Magnificent composition and fantastic framework as well. LOVE IT !!!!!. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great WE,
cornejo (18020) 2012-11-03 12:47
Ciao Silvio, questa sembra una buona foto di un punto di vista piuttosto interessante su questi vecchi edifici con un trame interessanti e illuminazione molto ben gestiti. E 'una bella foto molto ben composta e ben incorniciato con una buona tecnica e qualità. Lavoro molto buono e bello superbamente fatto, le mie congratulazioni per l'ottimo lavoro il mio amico. TFS.
Buon pomeriggio e felice Domenica.
Cordiali saluti e auguri.
Highmountains (1834) 2012-11-03 13:50
Outstanding clarity and depth. The two arches are sharp and detailed. The grey and white of the stone slabs have been wonderfully taken, as are the narrow paths. The contrast of the saffron and white belfry is as if an image has been coloured in a monochrome.
The blue and deep gray skies add to the contrasting mood of sun and shade.
Thanks for sharing.
batalay (32858) 2012-11-03 14:50
This is one of the most dramatic of all the photos in your gallery, that are bursting with gems. The roadway, constricted by the Medieval Arch, leads the eyes naturally into the hills and magnificent stressed sky. The tiny aperture (f/18) has enable you to produce superb depth-of field.
Warm regards and have a good Sunday,
delpeoples (44904) 2012-11-03 16:18
Una foto stupenda. La qualitá é proprio eccezionale. Adoro quel gioco di luci ed ombra, la prospettiva ed il taglio verticale. Hai fatto un capolavoro con il post processo. complimenti, impressiva!
jjcordier (62280) 2012-11-03 23:14
Superbe photo de Gavelli avec une très belle lumière et surtout un fantastique travail de PP pour équilibrer les zones d'ombre et de lumière. Beau cadrage.
sabermonajati (7587) 2012-11-04 1:19
you captured amazing texture from stone architecture .
color are vivid and pleasant.
Cricri (86391) 2012-11-04 1:51
Ciao ami Silvio
Tout bon le POV depuis l'arche de pierres, le contraste architecturales, des couleurs, le ciel est superbe , il crée une atmosphère particulier a l'endroit tout en filtrant une très belle lumière, très très belle réalisation
dkmurphys (36759) 2012-11-04 9:50
Amazing POV and a wonderful result! Great capture, I like it very much!
krzychu30 (8849) 2012-11-04 10:15
My Congratulations to this shot my friend!It´s a masterpiece-both when it comes to its composition and excellent quality.You were able to combined these two features to achieve so spectacular effect.Just love the contradictionary soft and warm light and these dramatic,grey clouds.Delightful colors,superb clarity and depth.The whole scene is a great pleasure for our eyes.Brilliant work!
Have a nice evening
ourania (12343) 2012-11-04 10:37
un immagine costruita superbamente per creare un' impressione grafica e dinamica usando benissimo ogni prospettiva, tessitura, colore e contrasto disponibile. Mi piace tantissimo anche la profondita' ed il modo in cui hai usato la luce e le ombre per costruire la composizione, enfatizzare le tessiture ed i contrasti e creare un' atmosfera drammatica ed affascinante che rende l' osservazione gradevolissima.
Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona settimana,
ikeharel (37280) 2012-11-05 3:44
wonderful under the arc scenery, outside weather not so promissing...
Good clarity and depth and light.
JFS (32107) 2012-11-05 7:14
Afascinante, una belleza di foto e panorama. Complimenti!
adramad (27550) 2012-11-05 7:27
A really fabulous composition, the POV is wonderful with the stone arch that frames a magnificent buildings and mountains in the background with some dark clouds that give a nice dramatic effect, lights and shadows play very well in this picture and give a beautiful.
Perfect sharpness and color gamut.
A stunning work my friend, I love it.
I wish you a good start to the week.
TopGeo (37994) 2012-11-05 10:16
Fine village scene with details of very nice view here. Perfect old gate and game of light with shadows excellent a piece of sky add
kennyblack (4105) 2012-11-06 6:11
Ci stupisci sempre di più con motivi urbani che sembrano d' altri tempi. Stupendo il gioco di luci ed ombre ed il sottofondo del nuvolone minaccioso. Molto belli e naturali i colori come pure la nitidezza.
Un saluto ed abbraccio a Voi due ... M&D
kordinator (13411) 2012-11-06 15:11
Here you have, in addition to the original motif, and the luxury of textures.
Perfect image quality as always.
wolf38 (28166) 2012-11-06 23:42
Hello Silvio. When I look at your recent photos, I especially like this. It's beautiful, well composed and presented. My compliments for this perfect photo.
Nicou (97637) 2012-11-08 6:32
grandisoe cpatage et image superbe vue e tiamge ces arches sont de toutes beuatés avec le jeu d'ombres et lumière au sol la vue en fond quelle iamge.
Bravo et amitié
korbee (6297) 2012-11-13 13:30
This is a good example of breathtaking light management,and what a fine location this is,..seems like over the 100s of years nothing has changed,i love the yellow church tower in the midlle and the green hills in the bg.
at the moment Im listening to cello music from rossini,a super combination with this photo.
yquem46 (32247) 2012-11-13 13:34
I missed this one
Very impressed by the quality of exposure with details in the light as well as in the shade
A super photo job
Have a nice evening
dta (51378) 2012-11-13 14:03
Ciao Silvio ,
You are "the" specialist of pictures of arches on TE . And this is here one of your best . Great POV , framing , light management . Splendid contrast with the stormy sky , and last n but not least , a superb architecture .
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-10 9:21
Good evening Silvio,
beautiful shot with perfect POV. I love the sky and part of landscape peeking through the arch. Very good light management, the foreground and background are ideally lit and all the details of the walls are very clear. Fantastic colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and have alovely evening!
Regards from Greece