Oct 7, 2010

Cathedral of San Pietro (Bologna)

Bologna Duomo was a disappointment from a photographers’ point of view. No photography allowed inside, we all were strictly instructed. The interiors were grand and strikingly beautiful. It will be a long time before those images erode away from my memories.



I focused more on the exteriors then. Marbles twisted like ropes, taken along the archway of the doors, marbles chiseled with stories – ageless and timeless intricately carved beautiful facades. I ran my fingers over the twists and turns on them. My sensory nerves trying to grasp the beauty all at the same time.






34 comments:

Joop Zand said...

Hello Indrani

Lovely detail pictures...i like them very much....my compliments.

greetings, JOOP

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous cathedral and superb captures as always, Indrani! I love the detail you've included! Fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Gauri Gharpure said...

the structure with a turquoise dome is so elegant...

George said...

It's too bad you couldn't get any interior shots, but the detail in the exterior pictures you could take is stunning.

Life Ramblings said...

lovely architecture. i bet the interior is equally impressive. have a wonderful week.

Leora said...

Oh, if I ever make it to Bologna, I will have to bring a sketchbook! I have a hard time when they say "no photography inside."

Lovely details you captured.

Carver said...

The exterior shots are fantastic. What a beautiful cathedral.

ladyfi said...

Spectacular beauty and wonderful shots. No wonder people fainted when presented with so much beauty a couple of hundred years ago.

Titania said...

Indrani, It is lovely how you describe the beauty of the ancient buildings. Yes, sometimes it is a disappointment if you are not allowed to take pictures inside. You have done well to show the spectacular facades of the cathedral.

Ann said...

very nice, just hope these beautiful buildings will never be destroyed by earthquakes like some of our.

Aaarti said...

Gorgeous cathedral and superb captures.. love the one with the turquoise tomb and a flag pole!!
:)
have a lovely fun weekend ahead!!

माधव( Madhav) said...

nice

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. Even the exteriors are grand.

Vita Stunder said...

Lovley details and superb captures!

Jeevan said...

The grandness expose extreme in these exterior images, to imagine how might be inside. Nice being here after long time :)

Viola said...

A beautiful Cathedral (but I haven't been there..), and with beautiful carvings, which you show usin details, beautiful Indrani! :)

Louis la Vache said...

It amazes «Louis» how stone can be turned into such beautiful shapes.

While photography wasn't allowed inside, the photographs in your mind will last and last...

Hilary said...

Wow.. what a beautiful place. I love that dash of bright blue of the umbrella in that first pic too.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

Love it! It's amazing.

SandyCarlson said...

Utterly gorgeous.

Amelia & Mihai-Stefan CHIRCA said...

Very nice trip and beautiful photos!

Pietro said...

Very fine post about the Cathedral of San Pietro in Bologna. In the small pictures you well describe the beautiful details too.
Happy weekend :-)

radha said...

Any particular reason why photography was not allowed inside? Generally you do not have such restrictions, except maybe that the flash might disturb those in prayer

Francisca said...

Gorgeous details, Indrani.

Anu said...

Awesome!! If the outside is so beautiful,I wonder how it would have been, inside!

Cloudia said...

Bella Bella, Indrani!


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EG Wow said...

You got so many beautiful photos...on the outside. Too bad about the photography ban!

BraCom (Bram) said...

beautiful pictures, nice details

Wren said...

The outside is beautiful, so I can imagine the inside is truly stunning.

Onkar said...

Even the exterior shots are very impressive.

Alice Teh said...

Hi Indrani, beautiful pictures! It's a pity photography is not allowed inside... :(

Trotter said...

Hi Indrani! Bologna is a wonderful town... and a greta University. Even in the rain...

I’m going to be offline working in a «remote» location next week, but left you in a new destination in Blogtrotter Two... Enjoy and have a great week!

Ash said...

Its a shame photography is not allowed inside!

Gorgeous photographs!

RNSANE said...

I've visited Italy about eight times but, never, Bologna. I hear the food there is some of the best in Italy. The church is beautiful. Too bad they did not even allow non-flash photography. The outside is stunning.