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Photographer's Note

Obviously this is not from Södermalm island or anywhere else in Stockholm.

I still have a number of recent photos from my home town but they don't make me particularly enthusiastic, and the bad light and usually dull weather makes this a bad time of the year for new photo walks in Stockholm.

So I decided to enter my time machine once again. I steered it all the way back to the summer of 1969, when I visited Italy for the first time. The photos are all of a very low quality, being taken with a primitive camera years before I discovered the Kodachrome films. I probably used Agfacolor CT18.

This is from the roof of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, built between 1506 and 1626. It was designed by the leading architects and artists of the time and is regarded as the greatest work of Renaissance architecture.

On the roof, overlooking St. Peter's Square, are large sculptures of Christ the Redeemer (note the cross) surrounded by twelve saints. A number of sculptors, most of them relatively unknow today, were hired to make them.

I will show a fairly common view from the dome of the basilica in the WS. The closer look at the statues, and especially the photographer (I love his style), made this my obvious choice of main upload. There are surprisingly few photos from here on TE.

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  • Copyright: Gert Holmertz (holmertz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12416 W: 572 N: 23839] (101988)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1969-07-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-12-16 0:27
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