Sunday, August 9, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday

I saw this hardworking cleric at the
church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, in 
Rome (built circa 1250), so-called
because it was constructed over the ruins 
of a temple to Minerva, goddess
of wisdom (and that temple was built
by Pompey in 50 BCE).

[Find more shadow shots here.]


  1. You've made an inspired choice for a Sunday, Alexa. That's a wonderfully clear shadow, and those massive doors are spectacular.

  2. This would have to be sacred romance! Beautiful atmosphere!

  3. Beautiful history, wonder what the former temple would've looked like...fascinating!

  4. Sunday, stairs in the shadow and the man in white robe heading in the sun towards those doors !! Almost allegorical !
    I am impressed !

  5. Oh! reminding me to go to church often.

    Heavenly inspiration SS...

    Happy Day!

  6. Beautiful serene picture for SSS

  7. Thanks, guys! For some reason when I go to Italy I always come home with dozens of pix of priests and nuns. They're just so photogenic somehow.

  8. Wow! This is such a great capture. So very lovely!!!

  9. Ahhh...I wish I was in Rome. Awesome shot of the priest and his shadow.

  10. Hey Harriet -- high praise indeed—thanks!

    Ming -- you'll go back, I'm sure! And I'd love to be there sometime at the same time you are --


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