This is the steeple of Santa Croce (Holy Cross) church in Assisi, Italy overlooking a beautiful green valley. This church was built in the 13th Century and is therefore older than our country!!
I could not believe my luck to get such a great vantage point.
Assisi was definitely one of the highlights of our trip and this is one of my favourite photos!

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  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaabout 5 years ago

    perfect capture

  • Thank you so much Scott. I really love this shot.

    – Al Bourassa

  • EchoNorth
    EchoNorthabout 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful composition- great contrast of textures and light, and what atmosphere! Kudos Al, on a really engaging image of the sacred place.

  • Thank you so much for that awesome comment. I personally think this is one of my best shots from my European trip. I shouldn’t have posted this on the weekend when views are always low..

    – Al Bourassa

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 5 years ago

    Fabulous silhouette Al!!

  • Thank you Stephanie. I am very partial to silhouettes.

    – Al Bourassa

  • nikspix
    nikspixabout 5 years ago

    This is really wonderful. I love it.

  • I am so happy youl ike it too, and

    Cheers, Al

    – Al Bourassa

  • AnaCBStudio
    AnaCBStudioabout 5 years ago

    Nice one Al!

  • Obrigado my dear Ana. Glad you like it.

    – Al Bourassa

  • KatsEye
    KatsEyeabout 5 years ago

    Wonerful capture Al.

  • Thank you Kathy. This one is a keeper in my book.

    – Al Bourassa

  • catherine walker
    catherine walkerabout 5 years ago

    How beautiful..!

  • I knew it was a winner as soon as I saw it.

    Cheers, Al

    – Al Bourassa

  • Elaine  Manley
    Elaine Manleyabout 5 years ago
    lovely shot !
  • I appreciate that Elaine, a lot!

    – Al Bourassa

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 5 years ago

    It is a beautiful image ……….I love the contrastng colour of the hills in the distance.

  • Many thanks Leanna. Glad you like it too.

    – Al Bourassa

  • John44
    John44about 5 years ago

    Fine colour composition nice contrast

  • I really Thank You for your kindness.

    – Al Bourassa

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