Roma - Piazza del Popolo - Church Santa Maria in Montesanto 1675.

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SANTA MARIA IN MONTESANTO , erected over a church with the same name that lay at the beginning of Via del Babuino, and was occupied by Carmelite monks. The name Montesanto (Holy Mountain) referred to Mount Carmel in Israel. The patron was Cardinal Gerolamo Gastaldi, and construction of the present church was begun on July 15, 1662, and finished in 1675, with other additions by 1679. Originally by Carlo Rainaldi, the plans were revised by Gian Lorenzo Bernini, and ultimately completed by Carlo Fontana. A belfry was added in the 18th century. The statues of saints on the exterior have been attributed to Bernini's design. The interior has an elliptical plan, with a dodecagonal cupola. In 1825, the church was made a minor basilica.

In 1951, the Monsignor established a tradition of the Mass of the Artists, where on the last Sunday of October till June 29, a mass is held every Sunday with reading by an artist, and animated by music. At the end of the mass, a prayer for the artists is read.

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Comments (231)

Krystyna SIEG on October 20, 2012

Very nice shot! Like. Friendly greetings from Gdańsk, Poland. Krystyna.

Maciejk on October 21, 2012

Very interesting framing. L

stefano,m on October 21, 2012

beautiful shot lk

regards, stefano

Pepino on October 21, 2012

nice shot with a bautiful wather, like74, best wishes, pepino

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

Thank you Krystyna SIEG .Nice greetings

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

Maciejk, thank you.All the best,Sonja

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

Thank you stefano,m .Greetings

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

Pepino, thank you for visit and comment.Greetings

Cesar Bordón V. on October 21, 2012

Very nice shot!! - Like - Greetings from Paraguay! - Cesar

El pare de la Clara on October 21, 2012

M'agrada molt aquesta fotografia. Excel·lent punt de vista darrera de l'aigua. Molt original.

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

Thank you CGBORDON .Greetings

sonjamar on October 21, 2012

El pare de la Clara, thank you.Best wishes,Sonja

ТАЈГА on October 21, 2012

Занимљива водена комбинација


sonjamar on October 21, 2012

ТАЈГА, hvala.

sonjamar on October 23, 2012

Gravedigger thank you.Greetings

justine on October 23, 2012

Sonjamar Beau coup d'oeil. J'aime bien cette transparence de l'eau . Amitiés justine

AgaBidzinska on October 27, 2012

Very lucky capture!
Best wishes,

Сергей Миронов on October 27, 2012

Прекрасная фотография!

sonjamar on October 27, 2012

justine ,thank you for visit.

sonjamar on October 27, 2012

GoldDustWoman thank you for visit and comment.

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Photo taken in Rione IV Campo Marzio, Rome, Italy

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  • Uploaded on October 12, 2012
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    by sonjamar
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A560
    • Taken on 2011/08/02 15:56:31
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.80mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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