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21-AUG-2005 James L. Board

Basilica of Saint Vitale, ceiling (detail 2)

Ravenna, Italy

An extraordinary example of Byzantine architecture, the Basilica of Saint Vitale was built between 527 & 548.

The massive expanses of colorful and highly detailed mosaics are still breathtaking even after nearly 1500 years.

Here is shown a detail of the bust of Christ from the middle of the intrados.
For a larger view of this mosaic:

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 28mm f/1.4D AF
1/60s f/2.2 at 28.0mm iso200 with Flash Img003908v2crop3.jpg full exif

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