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Paradise

By Philip_H
Taken within the Cloister of Paradise at the Cathedral of Amalfi, Italy.

The cloister was the ancient cemetery for the noblemen of Amalfi, built between 1266 and 1268. Here one can enjoy the charm of the characteristic interlaced arches, supported by 120 slender columns in the Moorish style. The greenery of the small Mediterranean garden at the centre of the cloister filters through the pure white row of columns. This shot from the middle of the northern side of the cloister affords a glimpsed view of Amalfi Cathedralís characteristic bell tower (1180-1276). It is decorated in the Moorish style with polychrome maiolica or majolica tiles.

The Cloister of Paradise is a very small but beautifully peaceful and tranquil place, but I donít think any of my photos truly captured its special genius loci (spirit of place).

Thanks for all the C&Cs on my last upload taken at 33,000ft!

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Architecture Bell tower Columns Italy Palm trees Amalfi Cloister of paradise Amalfi cathedral Moorish style Polychrome majolica tiles Interlaced arches

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Comments


jdinne 13 16 England
3 Aug 2012 6:09PM
Excellent composition. Great narrative.

John

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helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:19PM
Well composed Phil - Helen SmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 6:37PM
Love the composition!
Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
9 965 1493 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 7:40PM
Lovely composition - about light and shade as well as lines.
Moira
3 Aug 2012 7:51PM
I do love "through" shots - beautiful composition.
3 Aug 2012 8:29PM
An unusual perspective, but very well done.
Elaine
Love the composition just beautiful Smile
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
3 Aug 2012 9:45PM
wonderful framing here-- like this idea and this image!
bobsblues 6 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Aug 2012 9:47PM
Wonderful shot framed beautifully.
Rob
3 Aug 2012 11:56PM
Brilliant framing,lovely composition,well done..Lin
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 7:55AM
First class composition, well captured.
Carole
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
4 Aug 2012 9:17AM
Good use of the arch for framing, Philip, and you've kept detail and light in the arch so it doesn't take over tonally.

Dave
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2012 9:09PM
Fantastic composition. Love the framing
Jim
Paree 11 616 3
5 Aug 2012 12:24PM
Wonderful shot framed beautifully

paree
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
8 Aug 2012 3:15PM
So well framed

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