The church of S.Eustorgio is one of the oldest in Milan and is thought to be one of the first Christian buildings reputedly founded by S.Eustorgio himself in the 4th century, taking the name after being dedicated to the Saints Magi. At first it was out of the city but due to the numerous raids and devastations by barbarians, it was often rebuilt . In the 13th century it was remodelled and enlarged and finally made smaller until it assumed its present state with three doors corresponding to the three naves adorned by beautiful chapels, statues, monuments and paintings.
The 15th century brought the southside chapels and a gem of Renaissance architecture, the Portinari Chapel. The belltower whith its typical Lombard decoration of arches and cone-shaped cups was built between 1297-1309.
The single aisle church whith 225 foot long nave conveys a sense of vastness, increased by the optical illusion deriving from a slight inclination of the massive piers going down the nave. The church contains so many art treasures it might well be called a museum.
Besides the facade on the left you can see the entrance of Diocesano Museum that is housed in the old sacresty and the rooms which surround the cloisters. It features 17th and 18th century religious relics and other works of art from the Basilica.
From the museum you can also reach three underlying rooms which constitute the remains of the Roman and Paleochristian cemetary where burial and incineration tombs have been found, a small lapidary and a tomb with edicola.
Taken today at 6.29 a.m.
Exposure program: manual
Exposure time: 2”
Metering mode: pattern
Lens focal lenghts: 6.4.mm (eqv. 36mm)
Temperature: cold, very very cold this morning
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snuggleaphagus (4146) 2004-11-28 3:28
Beatiful lighting and great details. I particularly like the details above the three doors.
Your photo inspires me to learn to use my tripod more often.
jmdaoudal (82) 2004-11-28 3:40
Very well managed in all domains for a excellent composition, well framed and before all whit good light.
Thank you for staying awaken to catch this
jhm (159038) 2004-11-28 6:03
A beautiful evening picture Gae, the church with all this lovely brick work, the windows and the front doors, the silhouette of the tower against the dark sky make a very nice composition.
Well done Gae!
clodreno (0) 2004-11-28 7:43
a very nice rendering of this church.
I like it Gae.. i don't know what's the light behind the roof of the church but it gives the sky a lovely color.
a fresh shot too.. Wouahh... You were up very early!!...
carper (96) 2004-11-28 7:58
Nice one Gae,
I like the low angle where you took it, the lines are nice, even as the good colours in this nightshot, very good job
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-28 8:53
nice work here, I like the way you have taken this picture, very good work and good brightness too, well done
nilolabrador (1469) 2004-11-28 12:46
Di nuovo una grande maestria nel gestire la luce. Bella l'inquadratura e bella la chiesa.
Sono inoltre felice di scoprire che non sono il solo ad alzarmi molto presto. :-)
pamastro (7290) 2004-11-29 2:07
You were out early in the morning. But you certainly got yourself a nice view. The clear plaza with what look like some puddles gives this beautiful building a sort of gritty feel. The rough lighting that is not intended to illuminate the building but serve more functional feels also adds to that grittiness. Other buildings, like the Duomo, would probably have much more attractive lighting. But this has a little more of a real atmosphere. And you managed that lighting well and the crispness of the building is well rendered here, also. Perhaps I would have skewed this one to correct for the perspective distortion. And I like how you list temperature. Cold, very very cold this morning. Great job.
Guenther (10915) 2004-11-30 6:46
Non conoscevo questa chiesa , Gae! A Milano ci sarebbe ancora tanto da scoprire ...
Sei un campione a fare le foto notturne! Riesci a gestire le luci e i colori in modo perfetto!
- Copyright: Gae La Rocca (Zanni) (6108)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-11-28
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Olympus C-5060
- Exposure: f/3.2, 2 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Churches of Milan, During the night [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-11-28 3:26