Entrance to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in Città-Alta, Bergamo, decorated with two identical pillars base with a lion statues. Erosion is notable on the old marble, and it looks as he is crying…
The Basilica built in Romanesque style on 1137, just few steps under an arc from Piazza Vecchia.( also a WS under the arc).
Not allowed to take pictures inside the Basilica.
Location on the old town: 45.7033, 9.662
A Wikipedia page about the place.
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ourania (45002) 2012-10-17 9:54
I like very much your composition and the way the different, patterns, textures and colours interact in the frame. The statue at the bottom of the pillar is very interesting and erosion makes it look like fading out amid the better defined textures that surround it. Lighting and sharpness are excellent serving the composition very well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
Cricri (118835) 2012-10-17 10:05
Texture bien rendue de cette statue particulière de par sa couleur et sa composition!! intéressant aussi les différentes texture de l'arrière plan ainsi que le sol, belle complémentaire en WS
adramad (45350) 2012-10-17 10:25
Recognize when this picture .... I have a very similar when visiting Bergamo.
It's a wonderful detail of the beautiful façade of the basilica, ideal also we see the details of the cover worked columns.
Perfect brightness and sharpness to show this work of art.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
serp2000 (44069) 2012-10-17 10:25
Hi, Ike, once again. Sorry, I can't pass by. I know this Basilica in Bergamo. I was here in 2011. Perfect sharpness, real colors of the stones.
pajaran (60081) 2012-10-17 13:57
Dobar tekst o staroj Crkvi ...
Dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa statua lava.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepa fotografija u radionici.
Good article on the ancient Church ...
Good sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Beautiful statue of a lion.
Good work and composition, beautiful pictures in the workshop.
All the best.
Miguel82 (27674) 2012-10-17 14:01
an instructive shot about this old statue
Good information and pov
Fine colors and light
See you Miguel
pierrefonds (65860) 2012-10-17 17:11
The point of view is showing the details and colors of the lion pillar in Bergamo. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
zoomer (6) 2012-10-17 18:06
Great job with details and textures and the colors are excellent,direct sunlight would have been a disadvantage here.All the best,Wolf.
jhm (152232) 2012-10-18 2:19
Congratulations for your 800th picture on TE.
These lion pillar has already a lot bad weather received, this is very clear to see.
Both picture be superb certainly of sharpness as quality.
Excellent composition and nice presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
delpeoples (57636) 2012-10-18 3:03
Hello dear Ike
Beautiful sculpture and marvellous textures. They contrast beautifully against the black & white tiles. I like how you positioned the lion slightly off-centre and you handled the shade really well.
Un caro saluto
raszid62 (18515) 2012-10-18 3:40
Great pink lion at the entrance to the basilica in Bergamo. How do I see the sculpture is very old. Beautiful colors and excellent sharpness.
הצהריים טובים. ארייה ורודה גדולה בכניסה לבזיליקה בברגאמו. איך אוכל לראות את הפסל הוא ישן מאוד. צבעים יפים וחדות מצוינת. .
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-10-18 6:44
These beautiful sculptures and the repetition of them must be amazing to see in addition to the architecture which is gorgeous itself. Beautiful textures and patterns.
Have a nice evening,
baddori (20121) 2012-10-18 9:02
Il leone in marmo giovane e facilmente deperibile col tempo, come le trachiti, Bello da vedere
Posizione a "stiloforo" basamento in greco di colonna. Cristo è chiamato "il leone della tribù di Giuda".
L'altro leone in marmo bianco mantiene intatta la struttura.
Ottimo il WS
lousat (90702) 2012-10-18 9:07
Hi Ike,the details of this pic are absolutely fantastics! Magnificent capture of the lion and great view on WS too,a very perfect advertising for this city close to my home,i like it!Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
danos (97471) 2012-10-18 10:04
rather a bit weathered is the lion pillar that is stand in the entrance of the Basilica of the city.I like its good placement in the frame as the details we can see.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
mkamionka (36250) 2012-10-18 12:52
very interesting detail in front of the entrance. I like all surfaces which surround it. It seems like a very elegant place with a lot of history.
Very well done,
jemaflor (96775) 2012-10-18 14:19
Good angle to present this sculpture, perfect exposure and sharpness, well made.
Royaldevon (38471) 2012-10-18 14:36
You have chosen a well angled pov which leads diagonally into the shot. Although very weatherbeaten, you have captured the textural details of the lion sculpture, well. There is a fine diversity of colour tones and textures in this shot, revealing the variety of materials and techniques.
My warm regards,
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-10-19 0:29
very nice detailed shot of the Basilica.Thanks to excellent sharpness and light management we can marvel at the beauty of this Monument.The clarity of this image is outstanding just like the composition itself.Well composed and framed scene.
Have a nice day
fabbs99 (17151) 2012-10-19 23:57
Another nice shot of this sculpture.Very lively and vivid.Fascinating composition with great exposure, splendid light and wonderful warm colors.
jmdias (63974) 2012-10-23 6:03
I didn't have time to visit bergamo, anyway I saw similar lions in many other cathedrals in that region. this one has a guy at side, what make it different. nice details and light showing the artwork and the damages of the time on it.I can imagine how many hands and feet hit it during the centuries.
kato (11630) 2013-06-27 20:23
This is an interesting art work. So, people sometimes build interesting statue taking in a folktale and a myth. This may be one of them. The man is drawing closer to a lion which is crying. I don't know what it means. However, it's impressive as a pillar. And, it's good for surrounding objects such base floor with geometric design, wall and other white pillar.
mcmtanyel (22216) 2014-02-04 20:58
Nice detail from the entrance to the basilica. It looks like the lion figure is showing signs of its age.
fritzi007 (10553) 2014-06-01 4:40
schönes Foto von dieser Skulptur, sehr gute Information, wirklich sehr gut gemacht!
berek (50378) 2015-06-12 21:31
a very different sculptures. I loved the use of light in this shot. a statue of significant value.
Air a Nice Weekend :-)
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (70725)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-06-18
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-10-17 9:00