Crocifissione Arte Moderna - Sant'Andrea Duomo di Amalfi
"Crucifixion Modern Art - Sant'Andrea Cathedral of Amalfi"...
On the last of three glorious days in Positano, I arose early to catch sunrise over the village. However, at about 10:00 am …the cold rains came down dampening the glorious sun. I caught the rain soaked ferry down the coast to the seaside town of Amalfi. The Cattedrale di Sant'Andrea/Duomo di Amalfi is usually packed with tourists bused and ferried from hundreds of miles away, but with the dreary weather many chose to stay away. There has been a church on this site in Amalfi since 596 AD and the one built in the 9th century still stands today. The present cathedral was built adjacent to the old one in the early 13th century to provide a suitable resting place for St. Andrew the Apostle. The two were originally joined together to form a single, six-nave Romanesque cathedral. Stairs near the east end descend into the Crypt of St. Andrew, where the saint's relics are kept in the central altar. The crypt is decorated with beautiful Baroque murals from 1660. Upon leaving the crypt, I turned to ascend the stairs and with no window light because of the rain, a single light illuminated the crucifix stopping me in my tracks. Others behind me also stopped as I quickly took out my camera to capture this dramatic image. Tourists actually gathered behind me as I slowly moved up the steps taking more photos; perhaps for the first time others took notice of this appreciable view. In my quest of artistic and technical perfection, a bit of surrealism sometimes proceeds to the forefront.
- Dino Carbetta
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