Daily Rome Shot 339 (bonus)

Photo by The Great Roman™

Today’s Fervorino.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. gaudete says:

    What a gorgeous perspective, the statue of Pope Gregory XIII in Santa Maria in Aracoeli seen in quite an unusual way. Thank you both.

  2. Venerator Sti Lot says:


    Indeed! And thanks, too, for your identification. Browsing the Italian Santa Maria in Aracoeli article has me wondering if that is the St. Jerome chapel – but who is that in the astonishing trompe-l’œil niche below?

  3. Mariana2 says:

    Thanks, Father!

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Thanks to the Great Roman and Gaudete.

    Venerator Sti Lot: My guess, from the sea shell, book and boy, is St. Augustine.

    Some examples of trompe l’oeil:


    Federigo da Montefeltro of Urbino (d. 1482 “transformed a crumbling medieval fortress into one of the finest palaces of Italy, the heart of which was his studiolo, or learned sanctum”).


    Bramante (d. 1514 “who worked for the great Duke of Montefeltro in his palace of marvels and then pushed on to Milan”). I think it was a Sforza who commissioned a new church but space was limited, so Bramante did this:


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