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San Giorgio in Velabro
09-FEB-2000

San Giorgio in Velabro

Rome

One of my favourites, at the time only recently reopened (*)

The church is in the ancient Roman Velabrum, near the Arch of Janus in the Ripa rione.

Its site near the River Tiber was within a complex of pagan temples from the Republican
era, associated with Rome's port - and the ancient 'Arcus Argentariorum' was incorporated
into its facade.

More background __ http://romanchurches.wikia.com/wiki/San_Giorgio_in_Velabro

(*) For the story of the 1993 car bomb attack which destroyed the portico, and its restoration:

_ http://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/15/world/bombings-laid-to-mafia-war-on-italy-and-church.html

_ http://www.nytimes.com/1996/08/04/world/bombed-church-is-resurrected-in-rome-as-testament-to-faith.html




__ http://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/15/world/bombings-laid-to-mafia-war-on-italy-and-church.html

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other sizes: small medium original
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)14-Mar-2010 09:44
Great eye...nice tone too... V+
Paolo
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