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incense and religious singing (cantus gregorianus)

By bliba  
in the Milan Cathedral .......incense and religious singing cantus gregorianus

It has the most statues.
They say there are more statues on this gothic-style cathedral than any other building in the world. There are 3,400 statues, 135 gargoyles and 700 figures that decorate Milan Duomo! Climb the stairs or take the lift to the rooftop to fully appreciate the architecture of the most renowned silhouette in the city. From the terrazza youĂ‚’ll see breathtaking views across Milan and, on clear days, the snow-capped peaks of the Alps. You can also see the famous Madonnina, the gold-colored statue of Mary that stands on the cathedralĂ‚’s highest spire.

thanks for looking


Tags: Black and white Italy Milano leica x vario The Milan Cathedral cantus gregorianus

Voters: adagio, Philip_H, mrswoolybill and 55 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
13 1.9k 2165 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 2:12PM
The light catching the candles, steps, smoke; the timing for the swinging burner; the sense of dark, mysterious space... This is superbly atmospheric.

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2 Feb 2020 2:27PM
I cannot add to what Moira has said!
Superb photography, Oliver.

rontear Plus
17 23 8 England
2 Feb 2020 2:42PM
Beautiful mono Ollie, full of atmosphere. My award, have a good week !!!
mac Plus
18 6 Scotland
2 Feb 2020 2:54PM
Very atmospheric with the backlit cloud of incense and the dark brooding background. Plus very detailed notes about the cathedral. Yes, well seen and taken, Ollie!
woolybill1 Plus
13 30 76 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 2:59PM
Wonderfully atmospheric, superb composition, a real winner.

And a cathedral with a lift!!!

franken Plus
17 5.0k 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 3:17PM
Superbly captured, Oliver!

2 Feb 2020 3:28PM
light is nothing without darkness
saltireblue Plus
9 10.4k 59 Norway
2 Feb 2020 4:00PM
This is absolutely superb, Ollie. That small oasis of light surrounded by the semi-darkness, revealing just the right amount of detail.
pascalg Plus
12 37 France
2 Feb 2020 4:18PM
this is superb!
2 Feb 2020 4:31PM
Great photo!

Minty805 Plus
3 33 6 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2020 5:15PM
I can only agree with the critique above. Outstanding.
2 Feb 2020 5:31PM
Beautiful Oliver , a mystical scene ...
Cheers Walt
2 Feb 2020 7:03PM
Great atmosphere
Superb moody mono, Oliver.
2 Feb 2020 8:33PM
An image so totally of "The Gothic".
2 Feb 2020 10:18PM
Beautifully taken and presented🌟

Chinga Plus
9 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2020 8:06AM
Excellent image and light...
Isabel GrinGrin
3 Feb 2020 9:04AM
Wonderfully atmospheric, Oliver.

dudler Plus
16 1.1k 1598 England
3 Feb 2020 9:27AM
My memory, from 50 years ago, is of smoke drifting from a candle at the funeral of a teenager.

How odd that my mind links this, from the pomp of an Italiam cathedral, with a provincial English church...
clicknimagine Plus
10 617 100 India
3 Feb 2020 12:45PM
Love the atmosphere and light, excellent capture...
Joline Plus
13 30 56 United States
3 Feb 2020 12:46PM
Such an intensely personal image. Creates a wonderful mood.
TrevBatWCC Plus
11 13 14 England
3 Feb 2020 1:30PM
Captured the atmospheric mood very well here, Oliver. Interesting to read the facts and figures, never realised all that when I visited! 👍
Trev 😀
capto Plus
7 6.1k 15 United Kingdom
3 Feb 2020 6:01PM
A really excellent mono.Smile

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