Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Aug 2013: A lovely basilica with an even more beautiful little monastery

Then we potter along to San Domenico..  photo 269-IMG_5787_zps71fc1842.jpg

Passing Via Roma, the mix is amazing, old sculpture, medieval location, cast iron lamp, modern wiring…

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And seeing sari clad women..

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with lovely  buildings..the cast iron balconies are absolutely brilliant.

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and vittorio Emmanuel…

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We turn into Piazza San Domenico…its a nice little place, with this monument in front of it, and then the background  

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the church opens up gloriously, its a light airy building, and the patterns on the roof make it look like its got trees somehow…

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the two sides are lined with alcoves with various chapels and what looks like family tombs/shrines.

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the exquisitely carved pulpit..

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the main altar

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hmmm, this looks like a iron clamped box inside a marble enclosure. what gives?

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another view of hte main altar

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looking back down the church

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the ornate baroque organ

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more alcoves on the right hand side


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somebody writing up his views?

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very effective, drop coins, press button, and the light goes on…no faffing around with candles.

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a bit of a serious bloody piece of sculpture

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i really liked this sculpture of Mr. Perez’s tomb, the lady looks absolutely brilliant. Then we move into the little courtyard which was truly beautiful.

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what on earth are cannons doing here inside a monastery?

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And we head back into the piazza for a nice ice cream and bit of lunch

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and the lovely bell towers.

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the facade is truly gorgeous. I saw similar church facades in Mexico City as well..very nice

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some cardinal?

right, we are done here, we move onwards and upwards.

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