Photographer's Note

Terracina is a seaside resort in the south of the Lazio region, between Rome and Naples. One of its attractions is the old part of the town, Centro Storico, which lies uphill from the modern part of Terracina.

The photo shows the Church of Purgatory (Chiesa di Purgatorio). It was built between 1750 and 1787 on the ruins of the medieval church of S. Nicola. Besides being the exclusive example of late-baroque religious architecture in the town, it is also the only centrally planned church having a church-square. The building is unique from the town-planning point of view and for its particular valour. The large front side with tympanum having wavy lines and stucco decorations, as well as its dome and its small pagoda bell tower are remarkable. The relief on the façade is typical of the XVIIIth century fashion for a very direct representation of death. The church was closed at that moment, so I did not get to see its interior.

(Città di Terracina)


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PP: Correction of perspective distortion, adjusting levels and sharpening.

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