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more incense and religious singing (cantus gregorianus)

By bliba  
The Milanese owe their church to the devil of all people. According to legend, on a cold winter night in 1386, the devil stood at the bedside of the city's lord Gian Galeazzo Visconti. He had, as was fitting, red-glowing eyes, stank of sulphur from his mouth and asked the pale prince to build a church in his name with images of devilish spirits and demons. Otherwise, he would snatch Visconti's soul and ensure his eternal stay in hell. Anxious, Visconti immediately rushed to the bishop to start building a new cathedral in place of the rather modest main church of Santa Maria Maggiore. Despite the diabolical threats, the new cathedral was consecrated to the Virgin Mary

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Tags: Monochrome Black and white Italy Incense smoke Incense Rituals The Milan Cathedral cantus gregorianus bnm

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An outstanding mono image, Oliver.
Superbly crafted with a fascinating narrative.
Saastad Plus
1 16 13 Norway
3 Feb 2020 9:06PM
Another great mono Oliver!
woolybill1 Plus
14 34 76 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2020 9:09PM
What a splendid story! The Devil and Gian Galeazzo Visconti .. .. .. .. Who needs Marvel Comics when there are stories like that one!

Another fabulous photograph, full of atmosphere, incense and space. Irresistible.
3 Feb 2020 9:24PM
The devils in the details as they say ....another stellar low light shot Oliver
Cheers Walt
3 Feb 2020 9:38PM
great shot and story
3 Feb 2020 9:55PM
Beautiful smoky atmosphere and riveting caption.

Lory Smile
3 Feb 2020 11:03PM
Another great shot and a top notch tale.
Great story even greater image

3 Feb 2020 11:35PM
They just get better and better, Oliver!!

mac Plus
19 8 Scotland
3 Feb 2020 11:59PM
Another powerful image with the incense cloud and the dark background showing up the priest's in white.
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
4 Feb 2020 12:36AM
An astonishingly fine mono image--- lots to look t here!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 2:01AM
Outstanding image and atmosphere...
Isabel GrinGrin
Spkr51 4 United States
4 Feb 2020 3:13AM
Superb !!!!!
saltireblue Plus
10 11.1k 68 Norway
4 Feb 2020 8:13AM
What an incredible story! And thus it was that the marriage between heaven and hell happened...
Another marvellously atmospheric image, Ollie.
4 Feb 2020 9:07AM
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 16 England
4 Feb 2020 11:58AM
Another excellent capture, and fine follow-up, Oliver 👍
Trev 😀
Joline Plus
14 30 58 United States
4 Feb 2020 12:41PM
Wonderful atmosphere, and a great legend.
clicknimagine Plus
10 715 101 India
4 Feb 2020 1:04PM
Atmosphere and light are really fabulous again...
Fefe Plus
8 53 34 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2020 5:18PM
Dramatic image....great write up!
5 Feb 2020 7:20AM
A fabulous follow up, Oliver.


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