The impressive Church of Our Lady in White is one of the most picturesque valleys of the Nera Valley : Valley Castoriana between Piedivalle and Ancaster .
The building is the fourteenth-century original ( front and side door at the end of '300 ) . The facade, which faces the valley Campiana , has a Gothic portal of shape , covered with a fresco decoration of the fifteenth century . ; Side, a newsagent ` outside is decorated with frescoes by the workshop of Sparapane . In front of the facade you set five elegant arches of the narthex , the work of masters Lombard marble workers .
The long side open to the street with a small portico with seven arches supported by columns , is paved with " schiazze ," that is formed by a rectangular paving slabs of various sizes and different shades of color that make it look like stained, which the slang term schiazze , stains.
Inside the church is a statue of the Madonna Bianca , which stands on a blue background . It is a marble relief attributed to a follower of Verrocchi Francesco di Simone da Fiesole Ferrucci , executed in 1488 , reflecting the intense commercial relations with the Nera Valley in this area of Tuscany .
It appears that originally this was nothing but Madonna `s Allegory of Charity (identification given by ` attribute of the jar flaming hand-held ) , and then there was adapted dove of the Holy Spirit and the frame . The doors that close the image are painted on each side , a newsagent closed we see the apostles Peter and Paul, a kiosk open two adoring angels .
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John_F_Kennedy (42903) 2014-02-10 5:47
A beautiful POV presenting a the arcade of this church. A really fine and attractive composition.
snunney (84971) 2014-02-10 6:32
This is a very atmospheric composition with some lovely light and shadow contrasts. You have managed the difficult lighting conditions very well indeed.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-02-10 6:49
Truly beautiful shot playing with these beautiful arches and the the light that they allow in. I like the detailing you have managed even in the dark areas. Excellent work, thanks for sharing.
Graal (97885) 2014-02-10 7:04
a very nice arcades and game of light with shadows here. Interesting old architecture. Good presentation, well note and done photo.
Have a nice evening.
Gigidusud (16299) 2014-02-10 8:08
Un bellissimo gioco di luci e ombre sotto gli archi. Una bella presentazione dell'architettura della chiesa.
carlo62 (33835) 2014-02-10 8:13
bella prospettiva dettata dal colonnato e dalle sue ombre.
Ottima la tessitura della pavimentazione.
rychem (24048) 2014-02-10 9:13
This is really a beautiful gallery. I like your POV and perspective, interesting play of light and shadows, well done
photographer_sg (4402) 2014-02-10 10:32
Beautiful composition with great perspective and details. the pattern made by the light on the floor is superb.
Thanks for sharing.
lousat (77848) 2014-02-10 11:16
Ciao Silvio,in queste luci difficili te la sai sempre cavare alla grande,oramai hai maturato una certa esperienza..ehehe...foto semplice ma affascinante nello stesso tempo.Buona serata,Luciano
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-02-10 12:03
a beautiful photo of this elegant architecture, the composition is very nice, great lights and details, splendid shot,
nikkitta (14858) 2014-02-10 14:08
Impressive capture of the impressive kind of aisle with arches through witch comes the light
Like the architectonic details
Nicou (123314) 2014-02-11 1:06
Quelel vue et ocmpo sueprbe perspective et jeu de lumirèe et quel effet sur ces arches et clononnes splendide vue.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18466) 2014-02-11 6:48
che bel controluce!
Una gestione della luce perfetta ed una composizione altrettanto eccellente-
Nitidezza impeccabile per un soggetto che è un vero peccato non avere la fortuna di vedere personalemente.
Ciao e buona giornata
dekanski (3472) 2014-02-12 13:30
Nice Silvio, like it!
imageme (1767) 2014-02-12 18:19
Hi Silvio, Magic game of taking advantage of light and shadows through these arches. Super POV and DOF. Impressive colours and tones. I like the stone alley and the great contrast of lighting on the floor. Super image. Thank for sharing
abmdsudi (43720) 2014-02-13 6:23
A challenging shot indeed, lovely repeating verticals and arches smoothly receding diagonally create excellent visualisation of perspective and depth, taken from good viewpoint with remarkable sharpness, depth, clarity and tones. A historic structures with its own oldie charm filled with bags of detail where the warm light and shadows create a striking contrast Very well done shot, Congrats
ikeharel (58253) 2014-02-14 6:58
The backlight effect works well here, gave a nice play of shadows on the arched veranda, Silvio.
Clarity light and DOF well managed.
pierrefonds (57545) 2014-02-15 16:25
The length of the corridor is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of this section of the church. It is clear and precise. Have a nice day.