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Basilica of St. Lawrence

By Joline
These are several shots of the exterior of the Basilica. It is almost impossible to get an entire view of it with the camera, so I stuck with pieces and parts. This was built between 1905-1909 by Rafeal Guastavino and Richard Smith, who were also the designers. There was no public monies used, it all came from donations. There are no wood or steel beams in the entire building, it is entirely of tiles and masonry. Tomorrow I will show you a few of the interior details.

Tags: Architecture Basilica Asheville

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Comments


26 May 2008 1:02PM
I like the composition in #1

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26 May 2008 1:08PM
A very nice cupola. Not used to seeing redbrick much, especially churches here!
Smile Lucy
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
26 May 2008 1:23PM
excellent shots...........
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
26 May 2008 1:52PM
Three interesting images.

Ken
DolphinLady 10 54 1 Wales
26 May 2008 1:59PM
All three are wonderful images, but for me, I love the door.
So very impresive, with those beautiful delicate figures.
Hilary
fatmod 10 22 England
26 May 2008 4:06PM
3 great images with superb detail
26 May 2008 4:06PM
really loved them all and the detail was great
mrswoolybill Plus
10 990 1514 United Kingdom
26 May 2008 4:29PM
Interesting reportage, but V1 wins hands down for composition, very strong shot.
Moira
proz 12 205 United States
26 May 2008 7:17PM
love the close up of #3
bliba Plus
11 2 Austria
26 May 2008 7:17PM
good composition and detail.....

ollie
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
26 May 2008 7:36PM
These are lovely shots Joline. I wonder if the builders of today could match some of these skills.
Ron
Slight preff for v3 but all good shots
26 May 2008 8:39PM
a nice view in #1...
like this series
chrissd 11 304 United Kingdom
27 May 2008 5:27AM
like the angle you have chosen here Joline, fine set of images
chris
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
27 May 2008 8:16AM
Fine work .

Rock
Richsr 9 91 223 England
27 May 2008 10:43AM
Nice set of images Joline - like your composition in version 1.
Well captured and look for to seeing the interior.
Regards Richard.
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
28 May 2008 3:34AM
Looks to me like you've chosen your snippets well Joline, with such an imposing entry (V2) the sign seems a tad incogruous!
Rgds., Jim
alexanderL 10 3
31 May 2008 10:26PM
well exposed interesting shot

alex

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