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Baptistry of St. John - Pisa

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 21 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Baptistry of St. John (Italian: Battistero di San Giovanni) is a religious building in Pisa, Italy. It started construction in 1152, in replacement of an older baptistry, and completed in 1363. It's the second building, in the chronological order, in the Piazza dei Miracoli, near the Cathedral and the famous Leaning Tower.

PENTAX *ist D 1/1500 second F/9.5 ISO 800 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Lyl & Roll from BESANCON, France

Nice Eric (it makes me think of an old helmet ).

21 Sep 2009 5:59am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Belle lumière sur un de ces fameux monuments de Pise... Bientôt la célèbre tour penchée ??

21 Sep 2009 7:36am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Une superbe image en dentelle! Définition parfaite sous une lumière qui m'enchante!!! belle journée à toi Eric.

21 Sep 2009 7:41am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

great shot, Eric.

21 Sep 2009 8:13am

k@ from Paris, France

The tiny people give the scale and it's just WOW !

21 Sep 2009 12:07pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

This is amazing! I look and look....and see a well trimmed head wearing a bejeweled cap! Somebody here, among the visitors, mentioned a helmet....and I think it's a better idea! Very beautifully captured!

21 Sep 2009 12:42pm

bluechameleon from Vancouver, Canada

Nice shot Eric! This is such an amazing structure! I am happy to see the people to the left as they show us such great perspective!

21 Sep 2009 1:14pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

Beautiful...shaped and meant for glory, wow

21 Sep 2009 2:59pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What nice details on this church…

21 Sep 2009 3:44pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wonderful detail and sharpness Eric.

21 Sep 2009 3:55pm

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Amazing the art work on this structure...incredible and beautiful..nicely captured.

21 Sep 2009 4:22pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Huge! Nice shot.

21 Sep 2009 4:58pm

mo.langel from Switzerland

Superbe architecture! Très belle lumière et des couleurs magnifiques!

21 Sep 2009 6:19pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful details on this building. Nice.

21 Sep 2009 7:11pm

Graham Russon from Cape Town, South Africa

Nice shot, great details.

21 Sep 2009 7:43pm

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

I can see why it took 211 years to complete. Architectural details abound in this building. WOW. Check the size of it. Thanks for sharing.

22 Sep 2009 3:40am

@Lee: Thanks Lee! ;-)

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellent capture

22 Sep 2009 5:23am

@PATRICK: Thanks Patrick! ;-)

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

very good shot with all the details

22 Sep 2009 7:56am

@Veronique: Thanks Veronique! ;-)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Gorgeous! The detail is incredible. What an amazing building

23 Sep 2009 1:33am

@Magda: Thanks very much Magda! ;-)

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is an amazing shot of an incredible building! What excellent details!

24 Sep 2009 12:47am

@Tracy: Thanks very much Tracy! ;-)

1/1500 second
ISO 800
42 mm (35mm equiv.)