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The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore is a basilica in Venice, Italy designed by Andrea Palladio and located on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Facing the Bacino di San Marco, the church plays a central role in the panorama from the Piazzetta.

The first church dedicated to Saint George dates to the 8-9th century. The Benedictine Monastery of San Giorgio was established in 982, when the doge Tribuno Memmo donated the whole island to a monk, Giovanni Morosini. The monks drained the island’s marshes next to the church to get the ground for building.

The present church was begun in 1566, and was not entirely finished before the death of Palladio in 1580. The façade was continued by Vincenzo Scamozzi based on the original architect’s designs and completed in 1610. The church, sometimes designated as a basilica, is a prime example of Palladio’s architectural style, and one of the finest churches he designed. The bell tower, first built in 1467, fell in 1774; the reconstruction was completed in 1791. The Benedictine monks still officiate in the church.

(Information supplied by Wikipedia).

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Sigma 18-200mm lens
Exif data from the JPG
F-stop f/4
ISO 200
Focal length 18 mm

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  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertalmost 5 years ago

    Marvelous Tom..WOW!!!

  • Thank you so much Ant …

    – Tom Gomez

  • simba
    simbaalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous scene Tom,wonderful colours and lighting.

  • Thank you Linda, always appreciated …

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  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful Tom:)

  • Thank you kindly Tina, very much appreciated …

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  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 5 years ago

    A magnificent capture, Tom, and very beautiful light and colour. Agnes xx

  • Thank you so much Agnes, I always appreciate your great comments …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessalmost 5 years ago

    p.s. exquisite tonemapping. xx

  • blamo
    blamoalmost 5 years ago

    Absolute stunner ……….

  • Thank you blama, much appreciated …

    – Tom Gomez

  • fauselr
    fauselralmost 5 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much Ray, much appreciated …

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  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    so lovely shot

  • Thank you Antanas …

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  • Spiritinme
    Spiritinmealmost 5 years ago

    like a beautiful dream

  • Thank you so much Cynthia, very much appreciated …

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  • Béla Török
    Béla Törökalmost 5 years ago

    Fabulous capture, Tom!

  • Thank you Béla …

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