The third largest cathedral in the world, simply called “the Duomo”, this imposing structure of marble is one of the most flamboyant and grand piece of Gothic architecture in Italy. On the terrace, numerous turrets, spires, pinnacles, and statues weave a lacy extravaganza of marble. Though the climb of 919 steps to the terrace left me winded, it was well worth the climb to experience such a unique sight at the top.

Sony DSC-F707, 27.3 mm, f 2.3, 1/250 sec, ISO 100

Top 10 in Statues of Italy challenge

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  • Keeli
    Keeliabout 7 years ago

    This is excellent! Love the tones ;-)

  • Paul Finnegan
    Paul Finneganabout 7 years ago

    great tones, great detail. this is such a wonderful image. it is just different and i really like it. excellent

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtabout 7 years ago

    wow, I just love this, what a view and the artistry is amazing, i also love your tones in this image

  • RLHall
    RLHallalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful, great perspective

  • BronReid
    BronReidalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image indeed, and a worthy reward for your climb! Goodness, 919 steps, and we thought 311 were a lot when we climbed the Monument in London! Really lovely, thanks for sharing it! Bron Reid

  • Thank you BronReid for your generous comments.

    – kuntaldaftary

  • windswept
    windsweptabout 4 years ago

    Great shot!

  • Thanks, windswept

    – kuntaldaftary

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