Stairway in Baberini Museum, Rome

Palazzo Barberini was built at the beginning of the XVIIth century in the space formerly occupied by the Sforza family villa. It was the residence of Cardinal Maffeo Barberini, who will become Pope Urban VII. After Carlo Maderno’s death the building was completed by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The ceiling of the Salon was frescoed by Pietro Cortona with his “Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power” and is one of the most beautiful examples of baroque artwork in Rome. 

(Barberini is also famous for the trademark Honey Bees which can be found all over Rome and even in The Vatican!)

This was a 3 exposure HDR, 20mm on a Nikon D90, ISO200, at night in the rain…

Stairway to Heaven

3 responses

  1. This is an AMAZING photograph! The B&W aspect totally adds a lot of drama to the scene… this image evoked a lot of emotions while taking it all in. Those shadows of the railing going up the stairs are incredible. Top drawer work, my friend!

    December 21, 2010 at 10:43 am

  2. I really love this shot Erik! Great leading lines up the stairs.

    December 22, 2010 at 6:34 am

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