The facade of the 1626 St. Peter's Basilica. This was taken two days before the new pope was elected, on Tuesday March 12th 2013.
I wanted to go up the dome of the St Peter's and to avoid long queues, I took the subway fairly early in the morning to Ottaviano San Pietro subway station. From there it is a 10 min walk to St. Peters square. When I got there... the square was *P A C K E D*! 1000s of people where lining up in a queue to get in the St. Peters to see a service with all the Cardinals. This service was before the start of the conclave. Nobody told me this. :)
Idon't like to wait in queues so I thought: forget the top of the dome and forget getting in St. Peters, lets get some exterior shots and go see something else. Then all of a sudden, just before 9:00, it looked like the security checks became a lot less strict and the queue was moving in turbo mode! In a few minutes the queue was gone and I also went to the security area and they let me through! Just before going in, I got this shot. Soft early morning light on the building.
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dta (72959) 2013-04-01 13:09
Hello Gilbert ,
Excellent perspective on the fašade , and good choice of framing (that was not so easy) . I like especially the contrast of teh warm tnalities of the building , with the blue sky . The red window is well placed at a stron point , too . Many architectural details to look at .
Well done .
chrisvek (7001) 2013-04-01 13:27
I believe that the strong "element" here is the very nice architecture.Excellent details and colors.Well done!
Have a nice week
danos (92538) 2013-04-01 13:31
very nice the view as the presentation of this section of the facade of St. Peter's Basilica.
I like the details,the clarity as the excellent light and colour management of the scene.
claudeD (36584) 2013-04-03 9:31
very finearchitecture shot from Rome showing St. Peter under perfect colors. Excellent sharpness and clarity. Like the amazing blue sky very much. TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
- Copyright: Gilbert Sopakuwa (startacked) (1353)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Pentax K5, Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di II LD
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-04-01 2:19