Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand (1)

This week’s photo challenge as written above is about “Grand” :

“Grand. We’ve hosted a “Big” photo challenge in the past, but for this week’s challenge, we want you to consider not just the size of something, but also that special element: the “wow factor” of a scene or subject that makes a picture so stunning. That magical quality you’re always out looking for and so excited to capture with your camera.”

I’ll just try to show you a bit of history through a photo.  Whether religious or whatever your religion the Catholic church for around a thousand or so years shepherded souls throughout Europe…expanding itself throughout the world in one way or another from 1200 until the present, even after the protestant schism.  You can’t go anywhere in Italy without at least a small chapel…even small towns and villages have their cathedrals of sorts.

So today I will show you Grand as in religion…here is the main church of Arco from the behind:

These photos were taken Sunday morning at 8:30.  The sun actually showed it’s face over the mountain about an hour and a half later…and I was already home warming my tootsies!

Tomorrow…I have something special…grand as in Cinema!

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Bolognano’s Church (Trentino, Italy)

I live in a village in Trentino-Alto Adige, at the very tip of Italy bordering with Austria and Switzerland.  Trentino (in fact most of Italy) in a cost saving manuever a few years back incorporated the smaller villages under one municipality…ours is Arco.  So you may see me write that I live in Arco near Lake Garda…and then talk about my living in a village…this is the explanation for what might seem a little confusing.

This morning though, I thought I’d show you the center of Bolognano.  Most Italian towns and villages have in their center, a church…ours is no different.

This is the first view you have of the town square:

The centerLet’s cross the street:

The lamp post front steps Bolognano's church frontWalking along the side of the church, going towards my house:

side of the church

The back of the church:

The back of the churchThanks for visiting!  Have a nice day!