Chiesa del Redentore by Tom Gomez

Designed by Andrea Palladio, Chiesa del Redentore (Basilica of the Most Holy Redeemer), better known simply as Il Redentore (Church of the Redeemer), is located on La Giudecca, one of the major Islands of Venice, Italy.

Inside are works by Domenico Tintoretto, Veronese, Palma il Giovane, Francesco Bassano, Alvise Vivarini and Pietro della Vecchia.

A festival and the church owe their origin to an epidemic of plague in 1576. At that time the Senate vowed to build the church and to celebrate the Feast of the Redemption; the Franciscans undertook the religious obligations. The building of the church began in 1577 and was completed in 1592.

After the dedication of the church the Doge came every year with the chief officials of the state to a thanksgiving service. The Venetians still make a pilgrimage here on the Feast of the Redemption (3rd Sunday in July) to thank the Saviour for the end of the epidemic. A bridge of boats is constructed from Zattere across the Giudecca Canal, over which the procession makes its way to the Church of the Redeemer. In the evening the festival concludes with a magnificent fireworks display and a procession of illuminated boats.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/5
ISO 200
Focal length 59 mm


Related shots can be found at: Venice or Italy.

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  • BCImages
    BCImagesover 5 years ago

    now this is superb

  • Thank you Steve. I have been trying to find some of the less photographed parts of Venice …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Tamara Valjean
    Tamara Valjeanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture of a gorgeous location. Well done!

  • Thank you so much Tamara …

    – Tom Gomez

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalover 5 years ago

    Another good one Tom, well done mate.

  • Thank you kindly Howard, appreciated mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Rebecca Jarboe
    Rebecca Jarboeover 5 years ago

    Beautiful colors and lighting.

  • Thank you so much Rebecca …

    – Tom Gomez

  • brimellor1
    brimellor1over 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot…..great colour!!

  • Thank you kindly Brian …

    – Tom Gomez

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Tom

  • Thank you linda, so glad you like it …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertover 5 years ago

    Superb Capture Tom!

  • Thank you so much Ant, very much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 5 years ago

    So well taken Tom

  • Thank you once again Tina …

    – Tom Gomez

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1over 5 years ago

    Awesome!!! just love the architecture!!

  • Thank you Cheryl, so do I …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonover 5 years ago

    Excellent work Tom. The building really stands out with the wonderful lighting and bokeh. A favourite !!

  • Cheers Gary, glad you like it mate …

    – Tom Gomez

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