Rose Window of Duomo di Monza by sstarlightss

Rose Window of Duomo di Monza by 

- Top Ten placement in “Round Church Windows” Challenge (October 12, 2009) launched by “Christian Churches, Statues and Crosses” Group – MANY THANKS TO THE MEMBERS WHO VOTED MY IMAGE
- Featured in “Historic Landmarks of Europe” Group – February 19, 2009

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According to the legend, the church was commissioned by the Lombard Queen of Italy, Theodolinda. She had made a vow to build a church entitled to St. John, and when riding along the Lambro River, she was halted by a dove who told her Modo, Latin for “here”, to which she replied Etiam (“yes”) . Monza itself was initially known as Modoetia.
In 595, she had a oraculum (Queen’s chapel) built on the Greek Cross plan; of this chapel only the walls exist today. The Queen was buried here, in what is now the central left aisle. On the remains of the oraculum, a new church was erected in the 13th century. The basilica was again rebuilt, starting from 1300, in a Latin Cross plan with octagonal tiburium. In the late century, the side chapels were added and, as designed by Matteo da Campione, the Pisan-Gothic style façade in white and green marble was begun.
The façade has several mullioned windows with, in the centre, a large rose window framed by a motif inspired to Roman antique ceilings, decorated by rosettes, masks and star motifs.
Taken at night

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  • Jason Vickers
    Jason Vickersabout 6 years ago

    You can almost see the History in this, not to mention its a wonderful capture!!

  • Welcome Jason, nice to meet you! Thank you for your visit and nice comment

    – sstarlightss

  • and thank you for fav.

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  • bubblehex08
    bubblehex08about 6 years ago

    very nice, Claudia!

  • Thank you, MarieJo! Glad you like it

    – sstarlightss

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98about 6 years ago

    You have always excelled at photos like this and once again you have made a great capture and shown so much of the wonderful detail. The craftsmanship of the builders of those days was just amazing. Great work Claudia. Hugs, Peter

  • Thank you very much, Peter, you’re so kind saying me such lovely words. Hugs.

    – sstarlightss

  • Luca Renoldi
    Luca Renoldiabout 6 years ago

    Bellissima foto. A che ora l’hai fatta ?

  • Intorno alla mezzanotte! Era particolarmente suggestiva! Grazie della visita e del commento

    – sstarlightss

  • presbi
    presbiabout 6 years ago

    La foto è stupenda, con il suo colore caldissimo e la nitidezza dei dettagli. Ti prego, mettila in Windows and Doors, c’è una feature che ti aspetta!!!!

  • Ce la metto… ma dubito della feature! Grazie, Sergio!

    – sstarlightss

  • miciolina
    miciolinaalmost 6 years ago

    Claudia Spettacolare questa foto, dettagli nitidissimi! Grazie per avermi fatto vedere questo particolare ciao Angela ex “Monzese”

  • Ciao Angela, ma non ci capiti mai a Monza? Un caffeuccio…..? Grazie della visita e delcommento. Ciao. Bacione

    – sstarlightss

  • DonnaMoore
    DonnaMooreover 5 years ago

    Wonderful designed window. Nice shot…

  • Many thanks, Donna, for stopping by and so lovely commented! ;o)

    – sstarlightss

  • Pamela Jayne Smith
    Pamela Jayne S...over 5 years ago

    beautiful window and architecture around it – fab capture Claudia :))

  • Nice from you, Pamela, coming and so lovely commented. You’re always so encourageant! Thank you a lot. Hugs. Claudia ;o)

    – sstarlightss

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpover 5 years ago


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  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 4 years ago


  • Thank you so very much, Lorilee, for stopping by, so greatly commented and fav. ;o)

    – sstarlightss

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