Photographer's Note

This is one of the many chapels inside the Church of St John the Evangelist. The church is covered in frescoes and the architects of the church designed it so that light makes wonderful effects on the interior. A church has been present on this site since the 10th century. A fire in the 14th century destroyed what stood there and the present building was rebuilt in the late 1490s and early 1500s. The design was by Benedetto Zaccagni. The church is part of a complex which also includes a monastery, cloisters and even a grocery. The interior of the church is breathtakingly ornate, consisting of wall-to-wall frescoes by the artist Correggio. This is one of the many friezes by him. I was particularly struck by the way the sunlight played on the walls.

The city of Parma is enchanting and is a must-see on any tour of Italy's North. It has a number of superb classical buildings, churches, baptistries and theatres. Gastronomically, it is the home of prosciutto (Parma Ham), Parmiggiano (Parmesan cheese) and the huge pasta conglomerate Barilla. It is also the birthplace of the famous opera composer Giuseppe Verdi.

You can see more of the church here:

San Giovanni I

San Giovanni II

San Giovanni III

Canon 5D
ISO 1600
1/50 second
Hand held

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