A few Days in Italy in Fall 2017 – Part 4 – Brescia 3

June 20, 2018 at 10:59

Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità

The Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità or the church of the Buon Pastore is a Baroque-style Roman Catholic church. Construction of the original church started in 1481. A wealthy man – Laura Gambara – erected the church, a monastery, and a convent to shelter fallen women or prostitutes. In 1640 construction of a new church begun. The new church is also known as Church of the Good Shepherd. It was ruled until 1998 by the adjacent monastery with the same name. If you look at the outside you would never imagine what a remarkable baroque overload awaits you inside.

At the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità
At the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Carità

The two columns are from the ancient Basilica of San Pietro de Dom that was demolished in 1603 to make space for the new Duomo
The two columns at the door are from the ancient Basilica of San Pietro de Dom that was demolished in 1603 to make space for the new Duomo

Fascinating paintings in this church
Fascinating paintings in this church

The frescoed dome
The frescoed dome

Maria with child
Maria with child

Little side altar
Little side altar

Hmmm
Hmmm

Where you usually find Jesus - there is Maria in this church
Where you usually find Jesus – there is Maria in this church

The baby gets his own little place
The baby gets his own little place

Looking at you!
Looking at you!

The high altar
The high altar

The high altar with the reproduction of the Holy House
The high altar with the reproduction of the Holy House

This is a fantastic example of Baroque-style
This is a fantastic example of a Baroque-style church

The bible awaits you
The bible awaits you

There is a lot to see in this church
There is a lot to see in this church

A perfect example of false architecture. It does look quite good
A perfect example of false architecture. It does look quite good

Fresco of the vault with false architecture
Fresco of the vault with false architecture

The frescoed dome
The frescoed dome

The frescoed dome

Santi Sebastiano, Antonio and Rocco from Francesco Paglia
Santi Sebastiano, Antonio and Rocco from Francesco Paglia

The left altar with the altarpiece by Antonio Gandino
The left altar with the altarpiece by Antonio Gandino

Angels and the bird on top
Angels and the bird on top

This lady with a scull is quite small at the bottom of it. Check out the marbel works
This lady with a scull is quite small at the bottom of it. Check out the marbel works

The floor - as amazing as the rest of the church
The floor – as amazing as the rest of the church

Tempio Capitolino

The Tempio Capitolino or the Capitolium is an old Roman temple. It stands next to the Roman theater and the remains of the city forum. This is the most important complex of ruins and remains of Roman public buildings in northern Italy. The construction has begun in 73 AD and it is dedicated to Cesar Vespasiano.

At the Tempio Capitolino
At the Tempio Capitolino

Chiesa di San Zeno al Foro
Chiesa di San Zeno al Foro

The white stones are the original ones
The white stones are the original ones

At the Tempio Capitolino
The Roman theater

At the Tempio Capitolino
The theater could host about 15,000 people

Nice pipe work at the Via Giovanni Piamarta
Nice pipe work at the Via Giovanni Piamarta

Down the Vicolo San Clemente
Down the Vicolo San Clemente

Mickey - still happy
Mickey – still happy

Down the Vicolo San Clemente

Down the Vicolo San Clemente

Lots of faces
Lots of faces

Looking down Via Carlo Cattaneo
Looking down Via Carlo Cattaneo

Fountain at the Piauuetta Labus
Fountain at the Piauuetta Labus

Looking down Via Agostino Gallo
Looking down Via Agostino Gallo

At the corner of Via Agostino Gallo and Via Carlo Cattaneo
At the corner of Via Agostino Gallo and Via Carlo Cattaneo

Square version
Square version

Almost at the end of Via Agostino Gallo
Almost at the end of Via Agostino Gallo

Time to walk back to the Hotel

Look at this place - how nice is this?Look at this place – how nice is this?

Chiesa di Sant AgataChiesa di Sant Agata

Tight security at the Via DanteTight security at the Via Dante

Santa Maria della PaceSanta Maria della Pace

Torre della PallataTorre della Pallata

Torre della PallataTorre della Pallata

Fountain at the Torre della PallataFountain at the Torre della Pallata

Fountain at the Torre della Pallata

Everything on saleEverything on sale

Via delle BattagelieVia delle Battagelie

Piazzale Guiseppe GaribaldiPiazzale Guiseppe Garibaldi

Ohhhhh - time to walk back to the hotel!Ohhhhh – time to walk back to the hotel!