Rome - San Sebastiano al Palatino
San Sebastiano al Palatino is a church in Rome. It is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, and is located on the Palatine Hill.
According to legend, it is built on the site of its dedicatee's martyrdom, with the first church constructed in the 10th century, and the second (and present) church being the result of Pope Urban VIII's 1624 rebuild. That rebuild preserved the apse frescoes (of Christ between Saint Lawrence and Saint Stephen, Saint Sebastian and Saint Zoticus as deacons, and below them Our Lady flanked by angels) from the original church.
Originally the church was known as Santa Maria in Pallara, after the Palladium, the ancient image of Athena from Troy which - along with some of the most sacred objects in pagan Rome - was allegedly kept in a pagan temple on the same site.
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manrezaei (1837) 2014-01-13 9:50
Excellent shot. Very vivid colors, nice framing and excellent composition.
Very well done.
serp2000 (41876) 2014-01-13 10:13
Good idea to show us the close up of your previous photo. Fine details of the exterior, perfect sharpness. Just a somewhere in time, I can imagine the spirit of the past after your interesting note.
dkmurphys (52177) 2014-01-13 11:33
Genuine Italian scene. I love this combination of architecture and Mediterranean vegetation. Well taken.
lousat (81606) 2014-01-13 11:43
Ciao Romano,gran cattura di cio' che resta del passato,ottima ed originale inquadratura,la versione larga è un po' rumorosa e perde qualche dettaglio,forse sarebbe il caso di non esagerare con le dimensioni....ehehhe...buona serata,Luciano
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-01-13 11:55
a beautiful photo of this place with splendid composition and attractive details, great mediterranean lights and the POV is excellent,
carlo62 (37978) 2014-01-13 15:52
curiosi i gabbiani, se dovevo disegnarla, ci avrei messo dei piccioni.
Ottima composizione, la cosa che mi colpisce molto è l'arco del cancello, la palma dietro è pefettamente divisa in due e sbuca perfettamente identica sopra e sotto, mi sarebbe piaciuto fare qualche scatto a questo particolare.
Corry (4508) 2014-01-13 18:17
Une image très nette du portique de ce monument historique avec une belle végétation. Belle composition. Salutations.
emka (85127) 2014-01-13 23:54
Ciao Romano, A bit too much scrolling but then a reward of the beautiful picture. Romantic place and how nice is to see the sea gull standing there. Charming composition.
WArm regrads Malgo
annjackman (20697) 2014-01-13 23:58
I enjoy looking at this because the exposure and colours seem very natural. The old walls have lovely detail and how wonderful to have those red flowers the other side of the gate. Characteristically Italian. Very well taken.
Kind Regards, Ann
Subhogen (4067) 2014-01-14 1:04
Nice view of Italian architecture. You have framed the bright red flowers with the arched gate very well, it is like a photo within another photo. Good details captured on the walls. Thanks for sharing a good photo with nice natural light, colors and clarity.
SnapRJW (31625) 2014-01-14 2:32
Quiet and understated, this shot gives an intriguing glimpse of what lies beyond the closed gate Romano. Amazing how much the red flowers 'pop' and draw the eye. I want to explore! Warm regards Rosemary
Noel_Byrne (26996) 2014-01-14 4:44
Ancora una volta, la storia antica di questo luogo è incredibile, e tu hai trasmesso così bene sia con la tua nota eccellente, e l'antico edificio dall'aspetto. Davvero un bella idea di comporre la scena con l'arco al centro e il centro chiesa fuori in questo modo, si crea una buona idea, e ci permette di vedere i resti delle rovine sepolte in profondità in primo piano.
Quel cielo blu dietro è meraviglioso troppo, soprattutto con la vasta gamma di verde per complimentarmi con tutta la scena.
Grazie come sempre
Sergiom (66163) 2014-01-14 5:40
J'aime beaucoup cette composition.J'aime l'aspect délabré des murs. J'aime la texture usée et vieille qui a encore des choses à raconter. J'aime la lumière et le beau ciel bleu. J'aime les belles fleurs rouges au centre de la grille.
saxo042 (37602) 2014-01-14 6:51
I notice a clear diagonal line here along the wall on the left side. This diagonal actually follows to complete composition, up to the seagull on the roof. A very well composed picture and also very attractive and clear colours. The red flowers enhances the attraction!
mesutilgim (88472) 2014-01-14 12:50
Another nice capture of your series with sacral architectures.
Very good layout and nice soft light.
And of course a nice detail, the White seagull atop the entrance.
TFS and best regards
Silvio1953 (129256) 2014-01-15 8:46
Ciao Romano, altra bella vista di una chiesa che non conoscevo, ottima nitidezza e bella inquadratura, bravo, ciao Silvio
omid266 (6700) 2014-01-17 7:36
Salam Romano ,
Buona sera ,
I always like fotos of your country ,
Italia is a wonderful place for travel and I hope a day
travel there ,
Thank you for sharing your pictures with us ,
Good Luck !
Omid - I.R.IR
mkamionka (32297) 2014-01-20 4:58
I thought at first that this may be the Quo Vadis church. Most Poles have heard about the Quo Vadis church because one of Polish Nobel Prize winners in literature Henryk Sienkiewicz, wrote a book about the story and that is what he got his Nobel Prize for. There is a statue of this writer in that church. I have been there but in pre-digital times and my photos are quite poor.
This is a lovely presentation of a less popular church and yet so full of history. Very well presented under the blue sky and with so much color. I admire that in Rome that everything is so charged with history.
Very well done,
adores (40330) 2014-02-01 6:40
I also like this composition and the vertical frame. The stones on the ground remind us it's a place full of history and those colourful flowers behind the gate really catch our eye.