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By mistere
Thanks to everyone who Voted and Commented on my pictues from Valletta Yesterday,
Special thank you to Colleen for her valued UA.
A few from inside St Peters today and more to follow.
St. Peter's Baldachin (Italian: Baldacchino di San Pietro) is a large Baroque sculpted bronze canopy, technically called a ciborium or baldachin, over the high altar of St. Peter's Basilica. The baldachin is at the centre of the crossing and directly under the dome of the basilica. Designed by the Italian artist Gian Lorenzo Bernini, it was intended to mark, in a monumental way, the place of Saint Peter's tomb underneath. Under its canopy is the high altar of the basilica. Commissioned by Pope Urban VIII, the work began in 1623 and ended in 1634. The baldachin acts as a visual focus within the basilica; it itself is a very large structure and forms a visual mediation between the enormous scale of the building and the human scale of the people officiating at the religious ceremonies at the papal altar beneath its canopy.

Have a great day,

Tags: General Architecture Flash and lighting

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gss 6 1 Romania
26 May 2014 10:35AM
A divine set of images!

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26 May 2014 11:54AM
A great set you have taken looks super

Billy
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
26 May 2014 12:09PM
Such opulent splendor, it boggles the mind with all the details. v7 is particularly beautiful, as is v1 with the light rays.
puertouk 8 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 2:30PM
A beautiful piece of workmanship and the images are not bad too! Wink
26 May 2014 4:07PM
Wonderful just wonderful V1 today Dave I like to see the people milling about inside . A stunning set of images, keep them coming,
Patty Grin
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 4:39PM
Excellent set Dave, but for me the light, colour and shade you've captured in V1 is for me.
Peter.
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
26 May 2014 7:21PM
Dave what a thrilling set
well put together
Lillian
26 May 2014 8:52PM
A stunning set of images
gwynn56 8 87 England
26 May 2014 9:07PM
beautiful set of images Smile
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 2:55AM
So much to see... Must be overwelming when you enter...
Such a rich and detailed reportage... Images with great impact!
IB
27 May 2014 1:20PM
Great set of images, Dave. v1 is superb.

fred
ukgubbi 8 5 India
28 May 2014 6:02AM
V1- is outstanding. Excellent set.
28 May 2014 11:59AM
An interesting set here Dave, and how do you ever stop clicking in a place like that? there's just SO much to see.

JohnSmile

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