“…in order to build churches for the use of the Christians, not only were the most honoured temples of the idols destroyed, but in order to ennoble and decorate Saint Peter’s with more ornaments than it then possessed, they took away the stone columns from the tomb of Hadrian, now the castle of Sant’Angelo, as well as many other things which we now see in ruins.”
by Giorgio Vasari
The picture shows the church of the Monastery San Domenico in Taggia (Liguria, Italy). This monastery was built in the 15th century and contains masterpieces in art work by Brea, Canavesio and Parmigianino.
The picture shows the harbor of Sanremo, a very pretty city located in the western part of Liguria (Italy). Sanremo (or sometimes San Remo) is very well known for the Casino, the Sanremo Music Festival and the almost 300 km long cycling classic race „Milan-Sanremo“ in springtimes.
Sony A7 with Leica M Summilux 1,4 / 75mm
Remark: The contrast and sharpness of this old Leica lens is incredible, the optical resolution is strongly limited by the 24MP sensor of my camera. The picture above is just a basic raw-development in LR without any postprocessing.