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Santuario della Madonna di Lourdes

By TrevBatWCC    
On Christmas Eve morning we set off on an outing to Verona. Before having some free time in the city, there was an optional guided tour, first on the coach, followed by a guided walking tour in the city centre, and most of us took up that option, which was very informative for us first-timers to the city.
The coach stopped here at the Santuario della Madonna di Lourdes (Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes) for a quickie visit. The church stands high on the hillside overlooking the city of Verona, and is housed in a former wartime fortress, which was transformed into a place of peace and prayer.
The lead image was taken from the car park, with V1 directly outside the entrance to the church - it was difficult to get it all in without stepping back any further and falling over a wall and rolling downhill!
V2 is looking the opposite direction to the city below; not the best of shots due to the strong, but hazy, sunlight, but a great view.
V3 was taken just after we started the walking tour, and from the Ponte della Vittoria, which crosses the Adige River, and is looking towards the Santuario della Madonna di Lourdes on top of the hill.

Many thanks to Colleen for her User Award on my previous upload Just clowning around , most appreciated Smile

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging Smile

Trev Smile

Tags: Church Architecture Italy Verona Shrine Landscape and travel

Voters: ColleenA, drbird, colijohn and 31 more

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ColleenA Plus
6 377 6 Australia
13 Jan 2018 11:14AM
Looks wonderful seemed to have had lots of great photo opportunities on your trip

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13 Jan 2018 11:41AM
a beautiful set
13 Jan 2018 12:07PM
A fine set here Trev, specially like v. 2, wonderful view Wink

bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
13 Jan 2018 1:23PM
a fine set esp. V2
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 1:23PM
Iconic place... Love the lead and V2...
Good travelogue Trev! Isabel GrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
14 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2018 1:24PM
Excellent collection 😀
13 Jan 2018 1:33PM
a very fine set Trev have a gong

Graham GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Beautiful set
A super set Trev. The moody V2 my favourite.

Mollycat Plus
5 12 2 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 2:52PM
Great looking set Trev. Don't think rolling down hill is an option.
saltireblue Plus
8 8.5k 33 Norway
13 Jan 2018 6:35PM
Version #2 is my fav, Trev. Can see that as a contrasty b&w conversion.

13 Jan 2018 8:51PM
So glad you didnít roll down the hill Trevor, we may not have any more of your super images.
LynneJoyce Plus
10 22 99 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2018 7:32AM
Three fine shots from which my personal favourite is V3. A most interesting description too
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2018 6:47PM
Fascinating set of images! Spoilt for choice for a favourite. It would have to be a toss-up between V2 and V3.

You certainly choose some photogenic locations for your holidays.

Sue Smile

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