Monday, November 5, 2012

Church of San Sebastiano

Church of San Sebastiano, Saint Sebastian, LivornoThe quite simple facade of the church of “San Sebastiano”, with the statues of Saints Stephen and Saint Lawrence. It was built after the plague epidemic of 1632, by the architect Francesco Cantagallina, in honor of Saint Sebastian, the protector of the plague victims. The new church was entrusted to the Barnabite fathers who also organized a school with an impressive library which reached 5500 volumes.Statue of San Lorenzo, Saint Lawrence, outside the Saint Sebastian church, LivornoThe statue of San Lorenzo (Lawrence of Rome) on the right of the entrance. We have already posted an image of the statue of Saint Stephen, on the other side.

See also: Saint Stephen
External links: Barnabites - Lawrence of Rome (Wikipedia)

9 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Saints are certainly much in need.

Please have a good new week.

Michelle said...

I must say that I agree with Robert.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

Randy said...

I would love to visit your city one day.

cieldequimper said...

I like simple churches.

Dina said...

And with the ever-present parked bikes.

Jack said...

A simple church, made more interesting by the statues of saints in these alcoves. The bikes anchor the image in modern times.

JM said...

Lovely composition on top.

Halcyon said...

It's very symmetric and pleasing to the eye.