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Next to Paradise

By Philip_H
One of Sorrento’s most beautiful spaces, the medieval cloisters (chiostro) of the church of St Francis (chiesa di San Francesco). A harmonious and atmospheric marriage of architectural styles – two sides are lined with 14th-century crossed arches, the other two with round arches, all supported by octagonal pillars. They are often used to host exhibitions and summer concerts. Its evocative architecture, secluded tranquility and seasonal flowers create a unique and peaceful environment for contemplation and quiet, far from the hubbub of the town.

Many thanks for all the C&Cs on 'The Lonely Walk' and all the good holiday wishes (which worked as we had a lovely time and good weather too!).

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Arches Architecture Pillars Italy Medieval Sorrento Cloisters Chiesa di San Francesco Chiostro Church of St Francis

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Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 6:12PM
Very nice..... Lovely lightGrin
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11 Sep 2012 6:15PM
gosh!!! wish I was there now
lovely
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
11 Sep 2012 6:23PM
Beautiful pillars and arches, Philip, a little corner of heaven. Carol
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
11 Sep 2012 6:25PM
My favourite in your recent series of italan architecture.
Such a fitting title for his beautiful composition, perfect light and shadows.
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
11 Sep 2012 6:37PM
It is a beautiful place, we saw a wedding ceremony taking place in the middle here a couple of years ago. Excellent detail and i like the view through. Lovely work, Philip.

Dave
11 Sep 2012 8:07PM
Lovely light and beautiful arches Philip..Lin
11 Sep 2012 8:16PM
Beautiful image.

Jude
jdinne 13 16 England
11 Sep 2012 8:29PM
Great narrative Philip. Wonderful composition, lovely light and superb detail.

John
11 Sep 2012 9:23PM
Snap! It seems we both love Sorrento. Didn't see yours before I put mine on here. Still, yours is better. Much better lighting.
nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
11 Sep 2012 10:36PM
Tranquil and peaceful, good work!
pamelajean Plus
10 969 1846 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 10:36PM
Love your perspective on this beautiful architecture.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Sep 2012 1:40AM
A lovely place!
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 7:30AM
That is a lovely composition, beautifully composed and superb lighting. What a wonderful scene.
Carole
evelen 11 5 England
15 Sep 2012 6:40PM
wonderful shot and a excellent collection of photes on your portfolio.
eve.Smile
Tigger1 4 3 England
1 Oct 2012 9:07PM
You have a great collection of architecture, and I love this one!
How did you get the lightness and detail on the pillars without using flash and with such strong sunlight the other side?
Great work!
1 Oct 2012 9:22PM

Quote:You have a great collection of architecture, and I love this one!
How did you get the lightness and detail on the pillars without using flash and with such strong sunlight the other side?
Great work!



Hi Hannah,

Thank you for your kind comments and welcome to EPZ.

Luck played a large part in capturing this image. Most of my shots were burnt out, but I think the shade of the tree and cloister combined with the aspect helped greatly with this one.

PSmile

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