Sunday, April 18, 2010

Church of St. Peter

It is difficult to get a good shot of buildings in the old town because the streets are so narrow that you can't get far enough away to get the whole structure in the frame. This is part of the Church of Saint Peter, built in 1174 and rennovated once in 1660 and again between 1750-56, when it was given its Baroque facade. It is home to an order of cloistered nuns.
This second shot gives you a good idea of some of the things blocking a straight view to the church!


B SQUARED said...

Molfetta may also be known as the town of stiff necks.

Hilda said...

It's a handsome church! I wonder which saints used to be in those niches.

LOL at the laundry! But I think it's great you included it. Really gives one a sense of how narrow the streets are.

valeria said...

It's really beautiful, Saretta! I like the one with the panni stesi...(laundry?). Any photo of the interiors? Please, please!!

Louis la Vache said...

While it is obviously difficult to get a shot with the full façade of the church, those same restrictions make the resulting shots very geometrical and interesting! So the bad news is also the good news!