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A wet couple of days at Altomonte in the Calabria region proved an interesting contrast to the previous sunny days. A more mountainous region with an Albanian influence.

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  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2011, 08:29
Astrid and I were in Belgium a couple weeks ago, John, where I realized how much the Roman Catholic influence is everywhere. That's what I immediately thought of when this image opened. The rain actually adds to the ethos of the place.
John Prior: Thanks Ginnie, Southern Italy has a very individual character, shaped by the church and the mafia. It is quite common to see the sign 'god is here' in villages - and that does not have the expected meaning.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jun 2011, 08:37
An excellent picture John: I love the reflections off wet roads
John Prior: Thanks Chris, I also like the contrast wetness gives.
Very strange little church with her two golden scenes. Nicely done.
Have a nice day.
John Prior: Thanks Dom, I liked the character of this place.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 13 Jun 2011, 14:09
the wet pavement adds a terrific element. amazing place.
John Prior: Thanks Sherri, I liked it here.
That really is a delightful little church John, I wonder what it is like inside, it looks to be very old.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, I wondered how it was used as quite small.
The dull and wet make the gold on the pictures?mosaics? Stand out. Really good shot smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, the mosaics really caught the light.
That good disposition of the elements. Great detail and textures. Regards.

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