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Piazza Sn Pietro

Piazza Sn Pietro
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Copyright: alex arevalo (arkialex08) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 42] (969)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-01
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 10-22 mm EFS
Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-07 13:04
Viewed: 1426
Points: 4
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Piazza Sn. Pietro (St. Peter's Square)

The open space which lies before the basilica was redesigned by Gian Lorenzo Bernini from 1656 to 1667, under the direction of Pope Alexander VII, as an appropriate forecourt, designed "so that the greatest number of people could see the Pope give his blessing, either from the middle of the fašade of the church or from a window in the Vatican Palace" (Norwich 1975 p 175). Bernini had been working on the interior of St. Peter's for decades; now he gave order to the space with his renowned colonnades, using the Tuscan form of Doric, the simplest order in the classical vocabulary, not to compete with the palace-like fašade by Carlo Maderno, but he employed it on an unprecedented colossal scale to suit the space and evoke emotions of awe.

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To lc4giala: Thanksarkialex08 1 10-08 01:39
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ciao alex!!

cool pic..superb effect of huge space and POV..
amazing sky..

Hi Alex
great attribution in the subject with very beautiful colours covered with the exceptional clouds,congratulation!

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