Florence Cathedral Architectural Detail by Trish Meyer

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Detail above the door facing the Baptistery.
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Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore was built on the site of an earlier cathedral. Construction of the
magnificent Cathedral was started in 1296 and completed structurally in 1436.

As well as the Cathedral building, the cathedral complex in Piazza del Duomo includes two other
buildings, the Baptistery and Giotto’s Tower. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World
Heritage Site
which covers the historic centre of Florence, Italy.


The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green
and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival façade. It is
currently undergoing the massive task of cleaning and the difference is amazing.


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I love the endless photographic opportunities provided by world around me, from the abundance of nature in my own backyard to historic and scenic worldwide destinations.
I am retired, beyond threescore years and ten.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    Detail above the Cathedral door facing the Baptistery.

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  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerabout 1 year ago

    Detail above a side door through which tourists enter the Cathedral

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  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 1 year ago

    Fabulous capture Trish

  • Thank you very much for your kind words !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 1 year ago

  • Val, thank you so much for your great ‘comment’ and favourite !

    – Trish Meyer

  • myraj
    myrajabout 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture Trish. Fantastic detail when viewed larger.

  • Thanks so much Myra for your wonderful comments and favourite ! One could spend many hours in Piazza del Duomo and still have more to see !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAabout 1 year ago

    Excellent detail on a great image of this incredible architecture, Trish !!

  • Phil, I appreciate your most kind words, thank you very much !

    – Trish Meyer

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 1 year ago

    Amazing architecture and capture Trish

  • Thank you very much Andrea for your comments !

    – Trish Meyer

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 1 year ago

    Beautiful, excellent presentation, it is not easy to frame and show something this large, you have done an amazing job.

  • Byron, thank you very much for your wonderfully kind words and favourite !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallabout 1 year ago

    just beautiful Trish . Great framing. Fantastic architecture on this building.

  • It is an amazing sight Lilian, thanks so much for your great comments !

    – Trish Meyer

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troyaabout 1 year ago

  • Teresita, thank you for accepting this image !

    – Trish Meyer

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