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Spiritual and Worldly Might by malaskor Spiritual and Worldly Might by malaskor
Firstly: no idea if this category fits... could also be cityscapes I guess :confused:

Now to the photo itself:
"Symbols of Spiritual and Worldly Might"

A look along the street (Via del Torrione) following the side of the cathedral San Rufino that finally ends on the powerful castle Rocca Maggiore throning above the town of Assisi.

San Rufino is a Romanesque church that was built around the year 1140 (the interior was refitted in the 16th century)

The Rocca Maggiore dates at least back to the year 1174, when it was first documented - but there was already a fortress here in pre-roman times when the Umbrians first settled here. Frederick II of Swabia stayed at the castle as a child. The Rocca Maggiore was rebuilt by Cardinal Albornoz during the second half of the fourteenth century (1360), including the construction of powerful buttresses, to give the Papal State a better military set-up. Further work was also done on the structure, such as fortification of the donjon at the end of the fourteenth century and, at a later date, restructuring of the twelve-sided tower (that can not be seen from this perspective - I'll have it in other upcoming photos).


Location: Assisi, Umbria, Italy


Postwork: hdr (three bracketed RAWs), curves, contrast, some sharpening
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laurentroy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
Splendid ! Nice pic and great Postwork ! :clap:

Laurent :sun:
malaskor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much.
Doc-Halfmoon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
So beautiful! :) ... Wonderful shot!
BTW, I'd love to visit Umbria someday ;)
malaskor Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Professional Photographer
Thank you.

And if you have the chance you definitely should visit Umbria, if is a treasure trove for photographers and all that love medieval architecture and art.
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September 12, 2008
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