A detail of the stonework above the entrance to the cathedral San Rufino in Assisi (Umbria, Italy), that was built in 1134 by Giovanni da Gubbio for the Bishop Clarissimus.

To me a very interesting example of Umbrian Romanesque architecture. Most focus more on the rose window surrounded by the symbols of the 4 evangelists (2 of which can be seen in the image), my focus is on the so called “grotesques” that carry the window while standing on mythological creatures.

Below them comes a blind gallery and a row of bas-relief depicting once again a multitude of creatures like dragons and chimeras.

For more about the church take a look at these internet sites:


Location: Assisi, Umbria, Italy


Technical stuff:

Film used: Ilford FP4 @ ISO 125, developed with Rodinal

Print on: Rollei Vintage paper 111 (neutral white, glossy, variable contrast – filter 2.5 used – , fibre based), developed with Agfa Neutol.

Treated with: Rollei Selenium toner

Scanned @ 800 dpi

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