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!
Dec 25, 2007 10:18:02 pmby krouser Homepage »
thank you my Brother.
many blessings and much love to you.
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.
Dec 25, 2007 10:42:59 pmby 3DClassics Homepage »
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!
Dec 27, 2007 5:57:12 amby decadence Homepage »
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!!