Sunday, June 14, 2009

Inside Santa Caterina

Inside Santa Caterina church, LivornoYou probably remember the exterior of “Santa Caterina”, not one of the best church façades you have ever seen.
Inside Santa Caterina church, LivornoA few days ago I sneaked inside to shoot quickly some photos. There was not so much light and I was trying to push my camera on benches and against columns in search of some stability.
Inside Santa Caterina church, LivornoThe results are not technically perfect, but I hope that you will appreciate how beautiful and rich is the interior of this church.Inside Santa Caterina church, LivornoI'll try to repeat my intrusion but, as I already wrote, it is not easy to gain access to the city churches outside the time of mass.Inside Santa Caterina church, Livorno
See also: Santa Caterina

20 comments:

White Oleander said...

I always appreciate your photos and they turned out great.

Kate said...

What you have is breathtaking and does indeed give us a peek into the splendor of the church.

nobu said...

Fine details!!!

Fio said...

Visto che non solo io sono il campione del mondo di inventare 'trepiedi' dal nulla ;-)
In Polonia diciamo che "la necesita' e'la madre d'invenzioni" (in polacco: potrzeba jest matką wynalazków)
;-)

Belle foto.
Buona domenica a voi!

richard said...

Thank You, as always You rise my morale. Unfortunately, i had to borrow my Sony, and i took kinda crap pics in the wild.The header is one of my favorite i ever took :).

brattcat said...

What a rich subject this church makes. You've done a fine job of taking us in for a look around. Thank you.

Jacob said...

You did very well in the low light...in fact, these are wonderful shots and do show up the ornate beauty of the structure...

Why do they restrict access outside of Mass times?

Super job. Thanks, VP!

Hilda said...

'Do not judge a book by its cover' definitely applies to this church. The interiors are fabulous! And I love trompe l'oeil when it's as well done as this one.

Thank you for sneaking in the photos!

Leif Hagen said...

Heavenly photos! O my God, the church is beautiful inside! Wish I could visit it during a worship service! Kind regards from "Birthday Boy" at EAGAN daily photo

cieldequimper said...

Che bella chiesa. And excellent shots, no stability problems! ;-)

Boise Diva said...

What a great glimpse of a treaure.

moses said...

I once tried to take pictures inside the Cathedra of my city but was not allowed.
You did a great move and they look nice.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous photos of a special place. very well done.

m_m said...

Stunning photos! Absolutely splendid church!

Per Stromsjo said...

Well done! Don't they offer any "visitor's hours" at all? Any inner city church here would be open to the public on most days.

Clueless in Boston said...

The church interior is beautiful and there is a lot to photograph.

Do you own a monopod? They are inexpensive, unobtrusive, and can really help give stability to your camera in low-light situations when you don't want to, or cannot, use flash.

Christopher Raun Leth said...

What a beautiful church. I know the feeling of being in such a marvallous place and not being able to photograph it. I refuse to use a flash in a holy place, so I often dial up the ISO and live with the noise.

James said...

I'm glad that you snuck in. These photos are great.

Per Stromsjo said...

The light is intriguing in that last shot. A case of selective sunlight, methinks.

Revrunner said...

Wow! Fantastic!