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This is the sculpture of Christ the Redeemer by Michelangelo Buonarroti (completed in 1521). It stands to the left of the altar in one of Rome's many churches Santa Maria Sopra Minerva. The facade of this church is very unassuming, and when faced with so many magnificent churches to see in Rome, is easy to pass by. But on Clementi's Tour of Rome, thankfully this was not to be. Giorgio said to me, "Lisa, I want to show you this little church". Talk about an understatement. The interior is truly magnificent and this sculpture by Michelangelo was the cherry on the cake for me. The church itself was built over the original site of a temple dedicated to the God Isis. The present church is considered the only Gothic church in Rome. It is also infamous for being the place where Galileo Galilei in 1633, after being tried for heresy in the adjoining monastery, abjured his scientific theories.

I thought it appropriate to include one of Michelangelo's poems here, The Doom of Beauty:

Choice soul, in whom, as in a glass, we see,
Mirrored in thy pure form and delicate,
What beauties heaven and nature can create,
The paragon of all their works to be!
Fair soul, in whom love, pity, piety,
Have found a home, as from thy outward state
We clearly read, and are so rare and great
That they adorn none other like to thee!
Love takes me captive; beauty binds my soul;
Pity and mercy with their gentle eyes
Wake in my heart a hope that cannot cheat.
What law, what destiny, what fell control,
What cruelty, or late or soon, denies
That death should spare perfection so complete?

Canon 5D
1/13
f/6.3
ISO 1000
32mm
Hand held

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