Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic ( Mogno)

While I stayed at home as a caregiver to my mom, my wife and her dad are travelling in Switzerland and Italy. She is trying to accompany her 84 years old dad to as many places as possible before he couldn’t travel anymore.

This is the church at Mogno, Switzerland which is a good example of Monchromatic for this week’s DP Photo Challenge.IMG_0962

A brief introduction of the church is given in Wikipedia:

Mogno is most noted for its modern marble and granite Church of San Giovanni Battista, designed by Ticinese architect Mario Botta. The church was erected between 1994 and 1996 on the site of its 350-year old predecessor, which was levelled by an avalanche in 1986. This catastrophe also claimed several of the homes in the village, although luckily no-one was injured in this event.IMG_0963

The original church of San Giovanni Battista Decollato was built in 1626 and was initially a  chapel of ease of the parish of Peccia. Towards the end of the 17th Century it became an independent parish church. In 1940 it became part of the parish of Fusio

I like the angles and perspective of these photos taken by my wife. Please enjoy!


24 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Monochromatic ( Mogno)

  1. A good example of continuity, how this modern church has respected the century-old tradition of mixing white and dark marble. Thinking about the Duomo in Florence, for instance. I hope your wife and father-in-law enjoy their trip. And you’re right, the way elders are treated is a mark of great civilizations. 🙂

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