Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
Just before you reach the ancient castle of Eggi on the right, you will come across this small but lovely church.
The simplicity of the architectural lines well be married with the rural environment yet, the majestic oak, Quercus pubescens Wild., 4.39 meters in circumference seems to protect it.
The church dates from the late fifteenth century, the oak, yet powerful and flourishing should have about 200 years. The simple building with a single nave covered by a gabled roof with beams gantry and semi-circular apse, is the traditional place of worship.
In front gabled opened four large windows, now closed, to allow travelers to worship the image of the Madonna painted in the apse from the outside. There are frescoes by local artists of the sixteenth century.
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snunney (84931) 2014-05-05 6:07
A fine capture of this delightful scene where the majestic oak tree stands guard over the charming little church. I like the light and colours; sharpness is excellent.
photographer_sg (4402) 2014-05-05 6:22
This is a superb picture where I love not only the tiny 15th century church but also the majestic oak that seems to provide shade and shelter to it. The diffused light and the colours are lovely with excellent sharpness and details. The scattered clouds and the faint outlines of the distant hill make a very engaging backdrop.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
Nicou (123272) 2014-05-05 7:06
Qiel immense arbre sueprbe compo et vue quelle mapleur et la petite églsie blottie au-dessous quelle vue et iamge sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
dta (67294) 2014-05-05 7:17
Ciao Silvio ,
A tiny old church , and two majestuous trees .
An inteersting composition .
carlo62 (33803) 2014-05-05 10:35
la chiesina è una chicca, ma l'albero è monumentale.
Ancora una condivisione bella e interessante.
imageme (1767) 2014-05-05 18:58
Hi Silvio, I like the way you construct this image. The focus point is the tree in the middle. The church is minor. The overcast sky gives nice dynamic mood to the area. Great details and with natural colours. Thank for sharing
Corry (4508) 2014-05-05 20:26
Elle paraît bien petite cette église avec le majestueux chêne à ses côtés. Point de vue bien choisi avec une belle lumière. Bien fait.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-05-05 20:58
un quadro molto bello e pittoresco!!
complimenti caro amico!
jurek1951 (42158) 2014-05-05 21:20
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid,
rychem (24022) 2014-05-05 22:36
Small church, lost somewhere in the landscape, a very appealing image, beautiful light and composition
emka (79926) 2014-05-05 23:13
Ciao Silvio, This church looks so small behind the majestic oaks. charming composition. Fine capture.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jhm (140070) 2014-05-06 4:29
A nice springtime picture with a pleasant green tree in centre of your picture.
Very quiet place without people, exactly or your was alone
Excellent composition, nice depth and perspective picture
Very well done, TFS
Sergiom (61172) 2014-05-06 5:42
Ele est très belle nichée sous son arbre cette petite église de campagne. On dirait presque une église privée pour le propriétaire de la maison seulement.
Cricri (107306) 2014-05-06 8:18
Ciao ami Silvio
Une petite église a l'architecture simple et charmante près de ces deux belles arbres, très jolie composition et image
dekanski (3458) 2014-05-06 9:14
Another lovely photo, another beautiful place!
Hope you will show us others side of the church, too!
mesutilgim (85454) 2014-05-06 12:41
Hello dear Silvio,
The most interesting and eyecatching part of this capture ise how this huge tree is protecting this tiny church !
TFS and best regards
pierrefonds (57531) 2014-05-06 15:11
The tree is helpoing to frame the church. The wideness of the area is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details, the colors of the church and of the building. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
abmdsudi (43718) 2014-05-07 6:27
The cute old chapel certainly built to last and your pov shows its features of simple design and style really well with the huge tree prividing a nice shade. Love the placement, subtle exposure and natural colour tones and harmoniously blended in the environment. A well done shot and tfs
omid266 (5302) 2014-05-07 20:46
Another excellent shot from spectacular Italia,
very wonderful shot from wonderful Italy,
You are so lucky that live in a country with many many different beautiful Heritages and momuments,
very well done and Thanks!
Grazie e Dio sia con Te amico,
ourania (32127) 2014-05-08 13:22
molto bella la presentazione dell' antica chiesa in un contesto semplice, attraente ed interessante. La luce esalta la forma e le tessiture della chiesa, l' albero e' magnifico e domina il quadro, offrendo anche un senso di scala intrigante. I colori sono superbi ed il posto generalmente e' invitante, fa' voglia di fare una paseggiata per esaminare tutti gli elementi da vicino. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona notte,