The Italian Church .....

By GillyB    
..... or the Minoritenkirche in Vienna .

Sitting in the Minoriten Platz very close to the Hofburg palace the site on which the church is built was given to followers of Francis of Assisi in 1224. The top of its belltower was damaged during the first Austro-Turkish war, rebuilt, then again destroyed again during the second Austro-Turkish war; the top was then replaced by a flat roof.

There is a life-sized copy of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper on the church's northern wall. It is by the Roman artist Giacomo Raffaelli, commissioned by Napoleon I in 1809, he planned to move the original from Milan to Paris and replace it with the copy. However, the Battle of Waterloo thwarted his plans.

When I was there yesterday morning it was being made ready for a wedding that afternoon ..... such a pretty place to be married in Smile

This is 5 exposures merged in photomatix and finished off in PSE.

Many thanks as always for your time .... my internet time is a bit limited here in Vienna but I will catch up when I can Smile

Tags: Austria Architecture Digitally manipulated Vienna Landscape and travel

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6 Mar 2011 4:03PM
Beautiful image Gill, lovely light, nice work,

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Alvar 11 23 2 France
6 Mar 2011 4:19PM
Lovely image and narrative Gii. Love Vienna Smile
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 4:22PM
Almost like a print Gill

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 4:44PM
Thank you! off out to the Opera for a couple of hours so catch up a bit later!

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Mar 2011 4:48PM
a breathtaking image--- Have a great time!
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1928 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 5:09PM
How very unViennese. Thanks for the information - I knew nothing about this place.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Mar 2011 5:15PM
An amazing structure. You've really captured the texture and tones beautifully. Enjoyed your write-up too.

rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Mar 2011 5:21PM
Exposure spot on Gill. Ron.
Glyn1 8 4 1 England
6 Mar 2011 6:01PM
Superb Gill, your reproduction of the building is quality work.

6 Mar 2011 7:22PM
Lovely image with amazing detail Gill
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
6 Mar 2011 7:42PM
Perfect details

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
6 Mar 2011 7:52PM
A superb capture of the lovely church...............Sandy
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 8:04PM
fantastic detail and colour gill cracking light a real belter nice one Wink
tull 14 181 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 8:25PM
Very effective Gill, great own.

GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 6:56AM
Many thanks .... Smile
Ray42 10 3 England
7 Mar 2011 7:51AM
A great capture and good processing work - and an interesting write up too
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2011 8:33AM
Thank you .... processed on my laptop so I can only hope it looks ok Smile
shutter speed 13 369 United Kingdom
9 Mar 2011 7:28PM
G/Evening Smile

The end result looks very impressive Gill, as already mentioned by Adrian regarding it as a print. I would suggest a textured paper might work well given the delicate/ soft feel to the image.
Richsr 11 91 223 England
11 Mar 2011 5:11PM
Excellent light and tones in this fine image, well captured and processed.
Regards Richard
GillyB Plus
13 317 8 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2011 12:33AM
Thank you Ian and Richard, very much appreciated!

On our way back to Austria having only been home for a few days but hopefully will get some time to catch up a bit next week if the hotel room has internet Smile
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2011 5:16PM

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