Menton - Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel

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    Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel | Basilique Saint-Michel Archange - Menton - Côte d'Azur, France.

    The construction of the Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel begun in 1640 under the reign of Honoré II, although it took several centuries before it was completed. A bell tower 53-meters in height was built in 1701 by architect Emmanuel Monaco Cantone, but it was not until 1819 that the facade was completed in the 17th -century style. It was proclaimed a Basilica in March 1999, by decree of Pope Jean-Paul II. The Basilica of St. Michael the Archangel welcomes more than 100,000 tourists each year.

    Camera/Lens: Nikon D700; 24-70mm f/2.8;
    Exposure: 30 sec.; Aperture: f/22; ISO: 100; Focal Length: 40mm;
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    1. Yannick Lefevre 36 months ago | reply

      i like this contrast between golden light & blue hour timing

    2. Harris Hui (in search of light) 36 months ago | reply

      Wonderful reflections! Yen
      Have a great "Ides of March"!

    3. Bazalai 36 months ago | reply

      This is marvellous !...

    4. Heiko.J 36 months ago | reply

      Wonderful blue hour shot!

    5. RaminN 36 months ago | reply

      Nice! Beautiful colors.

    6. Seth Oliver Photographic Art 36 months ago | reply

      Such splendid blues Yen...what a sight...

    7. Andy Kennelly 36 months ago | reply

      the looks like a city i'd like to explore. beautifully shot!

    8. Jag Fergus [deleted] 36 months ago | reply

      amazing blue hour shot....love those sparkling yellow light reflections.....goes very well with the blue water...best regards Ms. Yen!

    9. Rebecca Ang 36 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot - the combination of golden light from the buildings and the blue hour sky is always a winning combination. Awesome reflections as well, Yen.

    10. Photomatt28 36 months ago | reply

      Great reflections

    11. ~ Floydian ~  36 months ago | reply

      Those buildings shine golden against all that blue......looks beautiful Yen, on large size in a high glossy magazine this must look very inviting to go there. You travel so much, makes me jealous ;-)
      Have a nice weekend my dear...

    12. Frans.Sellies 36 months ago | reply

      beautiful photo!

    13. haegar52002 36 months ago | reply

      very beautiful... wonderful colors....:)

    14. Rozanne Hakala 36 months ago | reply

      amazing blue hour scene!

    15. michafuz 33 months ago | reply

      Creo que ese era el mometo preciso para esta foto, las luces todo es perfecto.

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