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_043.JPE
21-MAY-2007 Jannik Lindquist

_043.JPE

Mosta, Malta

"The Rotunda of St Marija Assunta (sometimes shortened to Mosta Dome) is in Mosta, Malta and was designed by George Grongnet.

Its dome is among the largest in the world, with a diameter of 37 meters (122ft). Grongnet's plans were closely based on the Pantheon in Rome The building started in May 1833 and was not finished until the 1930s. The original church was left in place while the Rotunda was built around it allowing the local people to still have a place of worship while the new church was built. On April 9, 1942, during an afternoon air-raid, a 200kg Luftwaffe bomb pierced the dome (two others bounced off) and fell among the congregation of more than 300 people, awaiting early evening mass. It did not explode. Its replica is now on display inside the Rotunda"

From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotunda_of_Mosta

Konica-Minolta Maxxum 5D
1/50s f/5.6 at 45.0mm iso800 full exif

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papajim02-Jun-2007 03:37
Stunning light work. Vote
fred_il01-Jun-2007 21:24
Beautiful light!
VOte!
Candice Caballero01-Jun-2007 19:19
Really beautiful light.
Azlin Ahmad01-Jun-2007 18:36
amazing lighting! v
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