A view of the interior of the highly decorated Basilica of Saint George in Victoria, Gozo.
St George's Basilica is situated in the middle of Victoria, the ancient "?a?ar" – the capital of Gozo, the second largest island in the Maltese archipelago. In the old town, it is surrounded by a maze of old narrow streets and alleys. Today's basilica was built between 1672 and 1678.
The parish of St George originated in Byzantine times, but is first documented in manuscript sources only in c. 1250, when it is recorded functioning as a parish church. In fact till 1575 the liturgy in St George's parish church was celebrated in the Byzantine Rite rather than the Latin Rite. It was the last church to celebrate the Byzantine liturgy in the island until the transition to the Roman rite.
The foundation stone of the present church was laid on 7 August 1672 and it was consecrated on 21 September 1755 by Bishop Paul Alpheran de Bussan. At the time it was the largest Christian church on the island. Records of the visitation of Archbishop Paul Alpheran de Bussan in 1744, claim that St George's Church is one of the first parishes erected in the Diocese of Malta.
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pierrefonds (63330) 2014-08-03 4:24
L'intérieur de l'église est impressionnant. La prise de vue permet de distinguer les détails et les couleurs de l'architecture de l'intérieur de la basilique Saint-Georges. La bonne luminosité valorise les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.
Royaldevon (36129) 2014-08-03 6:29
It is a beautiful interior.
If I remember rightly, I was given a shawl to cover my shoulders and head before I could explore this interior!
You have taken a good viewpoint, very nicely symmetrical with lovely colours. Maybe, lacking a little in sharpness but this highly decorated interiors are so difficult to assess.
Have a lovely Sunday,
Nicou (136148) 2014-08-03 6:43
quel intérieur de cette basilique superbe image et compo quelle architecture et ce décoration ce autel avec le support sculpté en marbre blanc ce sol en losange splendide.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2014-08-03 7:34
That baldachin looks very much like the one in st peters in Rome, the twisted bronze legs and the beautiful dark colors. Just like there, this makes a fantastic centrepiece and a great connection between the epic design of the church it'self and the area for us mere mortals down below. Burial symettry and very rich artwork.
Fis2 (93833) 2014-08-03 8:51
I like frame and colors.
carlo62 (43557) 2014-08-03 9:44
bellissimo interno, l'altare somiglia molto a quello che è in San Pietro a Roma.
Foto ben composta e ben esposta.
Silvio1953 (136705) 2014-08-04 10:06
Ciao Stephen, great view of fantastic interior, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (109532) 2014-08-05 14:53
Very good sharpness in the lower part of the image but losing dof in the upper part which is fine if that was your intent. Love the ornate and elaborate decorations and color. Good symmetry and well composed with nice diffused light. Tfs!
emka (91512) 2014-08-06 21:15
Hello Stephen, This altar reminds me the main altar in St.Peter. Beautiful interior. Splendid rich decorations. It lacks a bit sharpness but anyway nice to see. Impressive view.
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- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (94885)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-06-00
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-03 0:16