Sunday, May 31, 2009

Salesiani

Sacro Cuore, Sacred Heart church, Salesians, LivornoThe “Sacro Cuore” (Sacred Heart) is the church of the Salesian compound. It was built after the First World War in the new quarter of the Stazione (Railway Station) by the architect Torello Macchia and consecrated in 1928. In 1932 the church became a regular Parish of the Diocese of Livorno and is commonly known as “I Salesiani” (The Salesians).Sacro Cuore, Sacred Heart church, Salesians, LivornoThe church has no bell tower but only what is called in Italian a “campanile a vela” (literally sail-shaped belfry). I don't know the equivalent English architectural term: I have found that in French is campenard and in Spanish espadaña.Sacro Cuore, Sacred Heart church, Salesians, LivornoA bust of Don Tommaso Masera, the founder of the “Opera Salesiana” in Livorno, is placed in a small garden on the side of the church.

9 comments:

amatamari said...

Coming here is beautiful and interesting: this little church is beautiful and I really like
the his campanile a vela.
I did not know this style ...
Thanks, I hope see soon all this
with my eyes!

:-)

m_m said...

Beautiful! Great painting/mosaic of Jesus above the front door!

cieldequimper said...

Very nice modern church. I'm usually wary of modern churches ;-) The little bell tower is lovely! And the composition of the last shot is grand!

B Squared said...

Love the repetition of "three" in the church. Symbolic! Wish we had more interesting churches to photograph here.

Jacob said...

You have posted so many great photos of churches...I'm amazed at how different they are. This is most interesting, especially the belfry...

But the third photo really takes the cake! You did a super job on the composition here, framing it through that fence!

henny said...

Does the belfry serve like bell tower? When I was in Papua island Indonesia, there was Don Bosco Foundation which opened elementary school (the first school in the village), church and some kind of monastery. Unfortunately I can't remember its logo anymore.

joo said...

Beautiful place!

Steffe said...

That really is a great looking little church. And a bonus for the info as usual.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

The last photo is a true gem, I love the framing and the contrast.