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Main cloister & bell tower of San Pietro, Centro Storico, Perugia, Italy by Philip Mitchell
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The church of San Pietro in Perugia was begun in 926 CE. When it was remodelled with these elegant renaissance cloisters and bell-tower, contemporary churches in Britain were still being built in the gothic style. Here the campanile is seen framed by one of the cloister’s many arches.

Inside, the church retains its ancient basilican form. It has a colourful ceiling and there are works by Perugino in the nave and sacristy, while the inlaid choir stalls and stone pulpits are also very fine.

All in all, what we have today is something created to honour the long Christian tradition. The whole complex falls within Perugia’s designated Centro Storico.

(Techno-trivia: Nikon Coolpix 8400, 1/180s, f5.1, ISO 50, 6.1mm, enhanced in Adobe Photoshop Elements)

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arches, campanile, chiostro, church, cloisters, colonnade, italy, perugia, renaissance, san pietro

I am based near Winchester in mid-Hampshire (UK) and have enjoyed photographing a wide variety of subjects for over 40 years, though the digital revolution has been a real boon.

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  • phil decocco
    phil decoccoover 5 years ago

    philip
    artfully composed…great blue sky contrast.
    phil

  • Thank you for your kind appreciation. Philip

    – Philip Mitchell

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Hi Philip, this is a lovely image. Is it a listed Building – if so, can you add the details so I can accept it to the Heritage and Other Listed Group

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyover 4 years ago

    Philip tells me that the whole complex falls within Perugia’s designated Centro Storico.” Translated, the city of Perugia’s Centro Storico is its “Historic Centre”.
    Thanks for the translation Philip.

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithover 2 years ago

    Please consider entering this image in our new challenge ‘The Beautiful Cloisters’.
    http://www.redbubble.com/groups/christian-churc...

  • Consider it done!

    – Philip Mitchell

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