Saturday, 15 November 2014

Visiting the Basilica San Francesco in Bologna

The church was built during the 13th century in a Romanesque style. Something you don't encounter often in Belgium or The Netherlands. In Italy, it seems more common. We had to wait until the mess was finished. There are still several messes a day which shows how religious Italy is.

In the garden which is at the same time a local playground for dogs, you find elevated graves covered by green rectangle roofs. A unique interaction between the living and dead, we have never seen such a dog playground before.

Inside the church you find several beautiful ceramic works and narrow vertical altars. We liked the wooden frame which supports the high ceiling, it reminds us a bit of German architectural styles we saw in Koblenz and Trier.

De kerk werd gebouwd tijdens de 13de eeuw in Romaneske stijl. Iets wat je niet veel ziet in België of Nederland. In Italië lijkt het wel meer voor te komen. Voor ons bezoek te starten, dienden we te wachten tot de misviering voorbij was. Er zijn nog steeds verscheidene missen per dag wat aantoont hoe religieus Italië nog is. 

De kerktuin is een speelveld voor honden maar je vindt er ook verhoogde graven overkapt door een groene kapellen. Een unieke interactie tussen levende wezens en de doden, we hadden nog nooit zoiets gezien. 

Binnen in de kerk vind je verschillende keramische kunstwerken en smalle verticale altaars. We vonden het houten frame die het hoge plafond ondersteund heel bijzonder. Het herinnerd ons aan de Duitse stijlen in Kloblenz en Trier. 
 
Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

Basilica San Francesco Bologna

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15 comments:

  1. Een mooie impressie van deze kerk. Had nog iets meer van het kerkhof willen zien.

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  2. Really beautiful (I think this is my most using word in your blog.. )
    Greetings

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  3. I have never seen such a gravesite before, with roofs on top. Were these special in any way, maybe reserved for the rich or well known?

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  4. Lovely Church, different on the outside. It's good to know that the church is being well used with so many Masses each day. Here often the country churches are locked, which is annoying for me.

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  5. Hello Filip,
    what an impressive old church. Thank you for the lot of detail pictures!
    Have a nice Sunday
    moni

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    http://www.reflexionblog.de

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  6. really beautiful, looks like an old one!!!

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  7. Marvelous photos of this fantastic Basilica and all the wonderful things. Amazing !
    Best regards, Synnöve

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  8. jij geeft on eee mooie indruk van deze kerk. Heel veel leuke details Filip. Groetjes Dietmut

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  9. How impressive. Is the blue one a casket?? Looks just gorgeous

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