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Maybe the oldest church in Italy (for 3d Classics)

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Just 5 miles from Pisa, in Tuscany, there is an old and suggestive church, called "St Peter".
The building you can see today is a beautiful romanic temple of the XI Century, built over an older church of the VIII century.
But this place is important because probably was the first church on the ground of Italy.
In this area was a small sea port and according to a medieval tradion, the Apostle Peter reached the Italy disembarking here in the year 42-43, under the reign of the Emperor Claudius.
And here he celebrated the first Mass on a small altar, with few disciples.
(The Apostle was killed under the reign of Nero, in the year 64).
For long time the historians believed it was only a legend and thought the Apostle reached the Italy some years later disembarking in Ostia's harbor, near Rome.
But recently the archeological excavations discovered a Roman Domus used as a church in the first years of the Christian Era.
So the medieval tradition, probably, was true or at least very closer to the truth.
There was also 1200's bell tower, but unfortunately in the 2nd World War it was destroyed.

I want to dedicate this XMas image to 3D Classics because he's a teacher as me and he loves the historical images.

Greetings and best wishes to all the friends(Pupino, Pixelmeister, Decadence, Evilsasha, Abuhya, Daramski, Hendesse, Odessey, Atom, DennisReed and all the others, sorry if forgotten someone).

An HUGE and SPECIAL BLESSING to KROUSER and COUNTESSA JAY, my family here on RRosity.

By the way... this church is important for me because my parents had their wedding here in the year 1979!
December 25, 2007
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Dec 25, 2007 3:49:25 pm
Wow, excellent work!

by nfrocer Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 3:51:05 pm
Superb model and textures! Photographic Quality!! 5++

by stevey3d Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 3:58:21 pm

by amlondono Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 4:22:31 pm
Stunning capture! Merry Christmas! :)

by DennisReed Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 4:23:18 pm
Looks incredible, photorealistic indeed. Excellent work!!

by Hendesse Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 4:42:14 pm
now this is a sweet building, history has a way of showing beauty. And that is beauty. i hope the building stands for another 300 years. merry christmas bro and :P.

by countessa_jay Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 5:02:33 pm
Very Stylish and such a Beautiful Construct!!! You did a Wonderful job modeling this Church!!!

by Thelby Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 5:11:24 pm
The texturing is so perfect, as is the lighting--what a lovely project!

by lwperkins Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 6:14:19 pm
Excellent work!!

by Denys234 Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 10:18:02 pm
thank you my Brother.
many blessings and much love to you.
merry christmas

the church is beautiful and your capture of it is amazing!
and tis wonderful news to hear this is the place your parents got married.
thank you for sharing this part of your history with us.

A+ 5

by krouser Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 10:42:59 pm
Very interesting building!
The basilical plan and the global shape are very similar to the oldest church in Cosica, called "La Canonica", near Bastia ( same century ).
I don't know why, but I tnink that these first romanic churches are far more near the primitive religious spirit than the gothic cathedrals...Maybe the lack of humility and the vain-glorious spirit for these last buildings?

I'm proud that you dedicated this church for me!
Thanks and let you create other beautiful historic picture during a log time!


by 3DClassics Online Now!   Homepage »

Dec 25, 2007 11:45:45 pm
wow, great modeling.

by jhapixelato Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 12:04:59 am
fine historic image.

by koosievantutte Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 1:09:10 am
Wow, nice place to have a wedding! Excellent work on this one, Merry Christmas as well.

by chimera46 Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 1:18:10 am
A real piece of 3d-art. Hard to say it's not a B/W photo!

by huenersh Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 4:48:27 am
Very great work!

by pixelmeister Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 6:51:03 am
very good work ...i love it.well done 5++++

by ElOstaz Homepage »

Dec 26, 2007 11:16:07 am
Fantastic modeling and textures, great photorealism, very nice render!!

by Daramski Homepage »

Dec 27, 2007 5:57:12 am
This is a model? Honestly the color images look like photos. This has got to be one of the most amazing realistic looking images I've seen. The texturing is simply outstanding as is your model making skills. I'm amazed! Best wishes to you as well and I hope you have a happy & creative New Year!!

by decadence Homepage »

Dec 27, 2007 4:13:01 pm
the modelling the texturing the lighting! it's perfect

by yoyo_3d Homepage »

Dec 27, 2007 10:20:59 pm
Hello Doc , Just have to say how much your modeling and mat skills have gotten this looks just fantastic !

by Odessey Homepage »

Dec 28, 2007 9:47:59 am
Great and very original Christmas image ! Bravo (and thanks for the infos too...)

by Lucterios Homepage »

Dec 31, 2007 6:57:05 pm
wonderful photos of this old place.

by jocko500 Homepage »

Jan 2, 2008 8:23:13 am
very cool!

by abuyhia Homepage »

Jan 2, 2008 10:30:23 pm
Superb modeling ... and thank you for the historical information. I can see why this church would have a special significance to you. Well done!

by 2Loose2Trek Homepage »


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