'The Girl in the Light' - The Arcade to the Sanctuary of Madonna di San Luca, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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The arcade 'Portico di San Luca' is the longest in the World (3.5 km) and leads to the Sancuary of the madonna of San Luca some 300 metres above the plain, just south-west of the historical centre of the city of Bologna.

The arcade consists of 666 arches, which was built in 1674-1793.

It was meant to protect the icon as it was paraded up the hill.

A yearly procession from the Cathedral of San Pietro in the centre of Bologna to the Sanctuary goes along this path.

Originally the arches held icons or chapels erected by the patron family.

Source and more informations: Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Luca

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Comments (674)

Thorsten Aurin on December 11

Super Motiv! L+F, Thorsten

Zandloper ( Dirk Hau… on December 21

A great shot ! YSL ! Best wishes, Dirk

59sisco on January 6

WOOOW!Excellent shot and timing in light,...fantastic!-LIKE-and-Y.S.-Greetings from Bratislava,...Szilárd

ewarwoowar on January 15

Super composition Jan, Fav + Like 315/617 Greetings from England

Schöne Aufnahme, L618.

Gerhard Weiss on January 22

Well done. L+F!

Anupam Mukherjee on January 25

Fantastic frame!!

YSL 317/620

Greetings, Anupam

Palaemon on January 26

Magnificent capture. LiKe!

Best wishes, palaemon

Luigi Giannini on February 8

Bella foto, ben fatta!LIKE!Un saluto, Luigi

ancan5 on February 11

A great motive Jan! I do like your composition and the light! LIKE!

Greetings, Annica

andrew.dslr on February 16

Good Shot ! Like !

Simo Pa on February 16

Perfect shot, LK, ciao, Paolo

mazzailpirata on March 9

i portici di bologna!

crvzr 9 days ago

une superbe perspective pour une bien jolie silhouette, L

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  • Uploaded on October 14, 2013
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    by Jan Sognnes SAVE PAN…
    • Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    • Taken on 2013/07/19 12:08:51
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 109.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO250
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash