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Piazza Di San Pietro

Piazza Di San Pietro
Photo Information
Copyright: Nikos Milatos (quattro) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 12 W: 0 N: 11] (324)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08-06
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, 18-200mm F3,5-6,3 DC Sigma OS, 72mm Hoya Pro1 UV Filter
Exposure: f/16, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-08-30 14:37
Viewed: 2365
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To the east of the basilica is the Piazza di San Pietro, (St. Peter's Square). The present arrangement, constructed between 1656 and 1667, is the Baroque inspiration of Bernini who inherited a location already occupied by an Egyptian obelisk of the 13th century BC, which was centrally placed, (with some contrivance) to Maderno's facade. The obelisk, at 25.5 metre (83.6 ft) and a total height, including base and the cross on top, of 40 metres (131 ft), is the second largest standing obelisk, and the only one to remain standing since its removal from Egypt and re-erection at the Circus of Nero, where it had stood since AD 37. Its removal to its present location by order of Pope Sixtus V and engineered by Domenico Fontana on September 28, 1586, was an operation fraught with difficulties and nearly ending in disaster when the ropes holding the obelisk began to smoke from the friction. Fortunately this problem was noticed by a sailor, and for his swift intervention, his village was granted the privilege of providing the palms that are used at the basilica each Palm Sunday.[19] (Source: Wikipedia.org)

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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2008-08-30 14:46]
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Splendid point of view! How were you able to get up here? Is this area open to the public? Very nice photo anyway.


Hi Nikos,

This is a terrific shot. I must visit Rome to see this beautiful setting. Great birds eye view of the area. I can tell so much about the place. It's gigantic!!!

This looks like a terrific post card for the tourism industry of Italy. Nicely done. Lisa

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2008-08-30 18:15]

Hi Nikos,
This is a great shot, showing the layout around St. Peter. It is interesting that on the day that you took this picture, I was in the same neighbourhood!

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  • jitro Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 38] (536)
  • [2008-08-30 19:13]
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Hi Nikos,
very interesting place, perfect composition and beautiful presentation.
Great work

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-08-31 0:32]

Hi Nikos...
Beautiful postcard...
Beautiful place for visit...

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  • Silke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2572 W: 237 N: 6132] (24044)
  • [2008-08-31 5:59]

Superb PoV and exceptional details! Wonderful posting

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2008-08-31 6:59]

professional job looks like a great overviuew of the town.

Yassou Niko,

Impressive panoramic capture of this classic Italian Piazza, very well balanced composition, great POV, DOF and detail great!Well done!

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-02-26 12:11]

Hello Nikos.
Stunning view here!
A lot of detalis and good weather as well.
I was there few years ago but had no my SLR that days ....
Janek KLoss

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