Nuns at St. Peters Square by Lothar Wolleh (1975)

This photograph, titled “Nuns at St. Peter’s Square,” was captured by artist Lothar Wolleh in the Vatican in 1975. It depicts two nuns standing in the expansive area of St. Peter’s Square, silhouetted against the radiant backdrop of a setting or rising sun. The obelisk at the center of the square casts a shadow that coincides with the direction of the sunlight, while the foreground features geometric patterns of the paved square. The figures appear small in the grand scale of the environment, which is characterized by a mix of shadows and the warm golden light of the sun. The composition conveys a serene atmosphere, emphasizing the spirituality of the setting and the reflective nature of the subjects.

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