Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Italian Splendor

Cathedral of Florence, Florence, Italy  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film)




A landmark of Renaissance Italy is the Duomo of Florence, otherwise known as the Bascilica di Santa Maria del Fiore. Brunelleschi built its famous dome in the 15th century, the largest one of its time. The elaborate facade, designed by Emilio De Fabris, was completed more than 300 years later in 1887.





10 comments:

  1. I have a model of this structure in my room. Love the brilliant blue skies!

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  2. Oh Doug! I have been here. Thanks for bringing back the memory. We were blown away by our stay in Florence. The duomo is so magnificent and very hard to photograph considering its position. A very striking image.

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  3. So golden. Very beautiful.

    Happy New Year!

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  4. Italian splendor in Doug´s colors...

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  5. One of my very favorite buildings in all of Italy! I love Florence!

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  6. A fine capture of this remarkable place with the superb color.

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  7. Nice photo, Doug. The cathedral is really a piece of art, I have seen it.

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