Sunday, March 15, 2009

Il Duomo di San Corrado


This is a view of the side entrance to the Duomo, the 12th century church dedicated to Saint Conrad which is located on the harbour and featured in my header photo. This church is considered to be the finest example of Apulian-Romanesque architecture around. Apulian-Romanesque architecture is notable for its clean, almost completely undecorated lines.

10 comments:

Carraol said...

Beautiful architecture, thanks for sharing it!

lakeviewer said...

Saretta,
Love the glimpses of history and art.
The minute this recession slows down enough for us to catch our breath, my family is renting an apartment near Bari or ...and live la dolce vita for a few months. Do you know if places are available for just a few months?

Saretta said...

You're welcome Carraol!

Lakeviewer, yes, there are many places available for short-term rent throughout Apulia. Renting a trullo down in the Itria Valley is a popular thing to do, but you can find something anywhere you would like to stay.

Vogon Poet said...

Almost undecorated, but enlarging the photo we can see several fine bas reliefs around the niches and a sundial in the top right corner.
A clean, subdued but enchanting architecture indeed.
And, in your answer, I liked the idea of Rent-a-Trullo!

Abe said...

Lovely in its simplicity.

amatamari said...

A very beautiful image ...
I like the Romanico style,
the clean lines, and usually also the inside of churches are very attractive ...
Congratulations, beautiful shot!

m_m said...

I like it! Great photo!

B Squared said...

Surprisingly stark considering what Italy has to offer. But lovely nonetheless.

Saretta said...

Different eras and different settings create different aesthetics!

valeria said...

Complimenti! Larger photos are much more enjoyable.
Romanesque architecture is basically very simple. This Duomo is particularly beautiful for its tiny details and for the white-pinkish stone.