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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.

The whole of Venice and its Lagoon is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Three bracketed RAWs Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro.

Camera: Sony NEX-7
Lens: Tamron 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 Di III VC
Handheld

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  • John44
    John44almost 2 years ago

    Good one Tom!
    All the elements here mean what you explain in your note

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragheralmost 2 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you so much Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownalmost 2 years ago

    Beautifull crafted artwork Tom, have a wee gold star :o)

  • Thank you my friend …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 2 years ago

    Stunning Tom, live how the sun catches it.

  • Thank you Colin, it was about 6:50pm on sSep 8th so the sun was pretty low on the right of the shot …

    – Tom Gomez

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 2 years ago

    Very nice work, Tom.

  • Thank you kindly Frannie …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 2 years ago

    Spectacular! The architecture is just amazing! Gosh I hope to visit one day! The light you captured is the shot is wonderful Tom! Great composition and exposure!

  • Very much appreciated Joanne …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 2 years ago

    What a wonderful capture dear Tom.x

  • Thank you dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesalmost 2 years ago

    Splendid shot Tom, regards, Mark.

  • Thank you kindly Mark …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Fara
    Faraalmost 2 years ago

    I would love to see the interior of this church………………….again dear Tom, a superb image………………………….x

  • Thank you Joyce …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkealmost 2 years ago

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