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Main portal of the Basilica

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 16 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The three huge bronze doors date from 1899 to 1903. They are adorned with scenes from the life of the Madonna.

PENTAX *ist D 1/250 second F/6.7 ISO 800 42 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

What a beautiful gate !

16 Oct 2009 6:55am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


16 Oct 2009 8:23am

Veronique from Sarrouilles, France

you're lucky ! when I went it was covered with scaffolds ! The expression of the man in front is representative :-)))) waouh

16 Oct 2009 9:33am

Veronica from Bucharest, Romania

wow this is great, with so many things of arhitecture, i love it!

16 Oct 2009 9:58am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

This is fantastic, such wondrous detail in the shot.

16 Oct 2009 4:14pm

Lorraine from Gatineau, Canada

J'adore le tout, mais la porte est genial :)

16 Oct 2009 5:10pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Brilliant framing !! Wonderful and beautiful details in this architecture ;)

Enjoy your trip :))

16 Oct 2009 6:38pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Good evening Eric,
I'm excited by this architecture. Everything looks beautiful. Dear greetings Christel

16 Oct 2009 9:06pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Magnificent! The detail and tones are outstanding! Well done.

17 Oct 2009 4:50pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What a feast for the onlooker! (I read a newspaper article today on what some scholars and scientists are foretelling for the future: mankind has only a few hundreds of years of existence until apocalypse comes! It's nothing to do with religion or aliens, it's just because the Earth is heating up....that is IT HAS BEEN heating up for quite some time AND how much we contributed to the heating is still questionable. Under such circumstances YOU are happy to have seen with your eyes these marvellous proofs of man's artistic soul and talent!)

18 Oct 2009 11:20am

1/250 second
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