Cathedral of San Pietro (Bologna)

Bologna Duomo was a disappointment from a photographers’ point of view. No photography allowed inside, we all were strictly instructed. The interiors were grand and strikingly beautiful. It will be a long time before those images erode away from my memories.

I focused more on the exteriors then. Marbles twisted like ropes, taken along the archway of the doors, marbles chiseled with stories – ageless and timeless intricately carved beautiful facades. I ran my fingers over the twists and turns on them. My sensory nerves trying to grasp the beauty all at the same time.

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34 Responses

  1. Joop Zand says:

    Hello Indrani

    Lovely detail pictures…i like them very much….my compliments.

    greetings, JOOP

  2. Sylvia K says:

    Gorgeous cathedral and superb captures as always, Indrani! I love the detail you've included! Fantastic! Have a wonderful weekend!


  3. the structure with a turquoise dome is so elegant…

  4. George says:

    It's too bad you couldn't get any interior shots, but the detail in the exterior pictures you could take is stunning.

  5. lovely architecture. i bet the interior is equally impressive. have a wonderful week.

  6. Leora says:

    Oh, if I ever make it to Bologna, I will have to bring a sketchbook! I have a hard time when they say "no photography inside."

    Lovely details you captured.

  7. Carver says:

    The exterior shots are fantastic. What a beautiful cathedral.

  8. ladyfi says:

    Spectacular beauty and wonderful shots. No wonder people fainted when presented with so much beauty a couple of hundred years ago.

  9. Titania says:

    Indrani, It is lovely how you describe the beauty of the ancient buildings. Yes, sometimes it is a disappointment if you are not allowed to take pictures inside. You have done well to show the spectacular facades of the cathedral.

  10. Ann says:

    very nice, just hope these beautiful buildings will never be destroyed by earthquakes like some of our.

  11. Aaarti says:

    Gorgeous cathedral and superb captures.. love the one with the turquoise tomb and a flag pole!!
    have a lovely fun weekend ahead!!

  12. Rajesh says:

    Beautiful place. Even the exteriors are grand.

  13. Lovley details and superb captures!

  14. Jeevan says:

    The grandness expose extreme in these exterior images, to imagine how might be inside. Nice being here after long time 🙂

  15. Viola says:

    A beautiful Cathedral (but I haven't been there..), and with beautiful carvings, which you show usin details, beautiful Indrani! 🙂

  16. It amazes «Louis» how stone can be turned into such beautiful shapes.

    While photography wasn't allowed inside, the photographs in your mind will last and last…

  17. Hilary says:

    Wow.. what a beautiful place. I love that dash of bright blue of the umbrella in that first pic too.

  18. Very nice trip and beautiful photos!

  19. Pietro says:

    Very fine post about the Cathedral of San Pietro in Bologna. In the small pictures you well describe the beautiful details too.
    Happy weekend 🙂

  20. radha says:

    Any particular reason why photography was not allowed inside? Generally you do not have such restrictions, except maybe that the flash might disturb those in prayer

  21. Francisca says:

    Gorgeous details, Indrani.

  22. Anu says:

    Awesome!! If the outside is so beautiful,I wonder how it would have been, inside!

  23. Cloudia says:

    Bella Bella, Indrani!

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

  24. EG Wow says:

    You got so many beautiful photos…on the outside. Too bad about the photography ban!

  25. beautiful pictures, nice details

  26. Wren says:

    The outside is beautiful, so I can imagine the inside is truly stunning.

  27. Onkar says:

    Even the exterior shots are very impressive.

  28. Alice Teh says:

    Hi Indrani, beautiful pictures! It's a pity photography is not allowed inside… 🙁

  29. Trotter says:

    Hi Indrani! Bologna is a wonderful town… and a greta University. Even in the rain…

    I’m going to be offline working in a «remote» location next week, but left you in a new destination in Blogtrotter Two… Enjoy and have a great week!

  30. Ash says:

    Its a shame photography is not allowed inside!

    Gorgeous photographs!

  31. RNSANE says:

    I've visited Italy about eight times but, never, Bologna. I hear the food there is some of the best in Italy. The church is beautiful. Too bad they did not even allow non-flash photography. The outside is stunning.

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