Duomo - Gothic Masterpiece IV by Denis Molodkin

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TUSCANY – “Dolce Vita” in an Old Land

Duomo Cathedral, Florence, Tuscany, Italy

From Wikipedia

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. 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 facade by Emilio De Fabris.

The cathedral complex, located in Piazza del Duomo, includes the Baptistery and Giotto’s Campanile. The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering the historic centre of Florence and are a major attraction to tourists visiting the region of Tuscany. The basilica is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

The cathedral is the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Florence, whose archbishop is currently Giuseppe Betori.


Comments

  • Denis Molodkin
    Denis Molodkinalmost 5 years ago

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusalmost 5 years ago

    Brillant architecture Denis a very sharp image my friend.

  • Thanks a lot my friend for your support!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • BronReid
    BronReidalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely capture, Denis, well done indeed. Bron

  • Thank you so much Bron!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • BronReid
    BronReidalmost 5 years ago

    Florence is such a beautiful place. Even though I did get flu there, that’s OK.

  • Shanina Conway
    Shanina Conwayalmost 5 years ago

    It is indeed a masterpiece Denis…beautiful capture, the detail is amazing, they certainly were great craftsmen, must have been a wonderful visit;)

  • Hundred thanks Shanina!

    – Denis Molodkin

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great composition, well done

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work Denis …

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent shot Denis..

  • lorilee
    lorileealmost 5 years ago

    What a wonderful perspective – - – beautiful!!!

  • debsphotos
    debsphotosalmost 5 years ago

    Amazing building Denis!! Fantastic capture! *-)

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