Seven Amens in Lucca

The title of this set of seven photographs derives from a composition for two pianos called ‘Seven Amens’ by Olivier Messiaen. We were fortunate to attend a performance of this piece whilst on holiday in Lucca, Italy. Coincidentally we were looking for ‘modest’ but intriguing imagery that might speak of the ambience of a town of religion and music. The photographs have a mood of quiet contemplation and hope to give a sort of ‘palimpsest’ effect regarding centuries of faith.