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church of San Domenico ~ Modena

One of the first buildings that caught my attention when arriving in Modena was this vibrantly colored building located in Piazzale San Domenico:

To the right of this building ~ the church of San Domenico:

I find myself fascinated by so many of the church buildings in Italy. I loved the colors of this church. I would have liked to take a peek inside. Unfortunately the church was closed when I was there.

More photos of the church of San Domenico:




Another view of the piazzale and statue taken later in the day:

Close up of the statue:

Comments (9)


Wonderful photos, Girasoli! The colours and the light are fantastic.

Lovely statue -- it looks like chains had been attached to her wrists at one time, I wonder if something was once displayed along with her?

Wow, I love those colors! And that statue is very elegant. I always feel very lucky when I find a church open!

The first photo reminds me of a building in Santa Margherita, decorated with trompe-l'œil. If I remember correctly, you recently posted a photo of this building, maybe for PhotoHunt? I've never been to Modena but looking at your beautiful photos has piqued my interest. Love the pictures!

I meant to say that the photo of the building in SML was the one I remember seeing on the PhotoHunt entry, not this beautiful one from Modena. Sorry for my sloppy writing. I have to learn to write more clearly.

Beautiful photos, the colors are so Modenese. :)


What gorgeous, stunning colours! These photos remind me of Pisa in the late afternoon sun...when the buildings just glow with those lovely oranges and yellows.

Sandra, good question. I had no knowledge of the statue/meaning and since I was only there on a daytrip, I didn't have much time to find out.

María, ok you are confusing me know :) I have been working on not much sleep lately. The colors are similar. Good memory!

Annie, Leslie & Anne, I think one of the things I loved about Modena was her buildings. I plan to do at least one more post with more views of the city.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, cool photos. And I love all the different angles you took of this beautiful and colorful church!

Have a great evening. Can't wait to see more of Modena!

Thanks Kathy. Modena was such a surprise to me.

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