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21-AUG-2005 James L. Board

Basilica of Saint Vitale #1

Ravenna, Italy

An extraordinary example of Byzantine architecture, the Basilica of Saint Vitale was built between 527 & 548.

The massive expanses of colorful and highly detailed mosaics are still breathtaking even after nearly 1500 years.

Here is shown the bowl-shaped vault of the apse with the Redeemer seated on the celestial globe.
For a detail (crop) of the mosaic above:

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D AF
1/60s f/2.5 at 28.0mm iso200 with Flash Img003904.jpg full exif

other sizes: small medium original auto
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Besati04-Sep-2005 08:49
Amazing work! Well done, Jim.
Herb 04-Sep-2005 00:30
Very nice
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