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The three magnificent buildings in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy.

On the left, the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistery of St. John) – begun in 1296 and completed in 1436.
On the right, the Campanile di Giotto (Giotto’s Bell Tower) – begun in 1334 and completed in 1359.
In the centre, the cathedral church, the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (Duomo) – begun in 1059 and completed in 1128.

The exterior walls of all three buildings are faced in alternate vertical and horizontal bands of polychrome marble from Carrara (white), Prato (green), Siena (red), Lavenza and a few other places.


Related shots can be found at: Florence or Italy.

Featured in the Italy and All Things Italian Group on 18th February 2009.
Featured in the Architecture and Cityscapes Photography Group on 18th February 2009.

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  • Dave Law
    Dave Lawalmost 6 years ago

    Beautiful Architecture, well captured Tom.

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1almost 6 years ago

    Awesome architecture and capture!

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 6 years ago

    Amazing patterns light and shade, thanks for sharing, Tom!

  • Thank you Mel, I added a little more information about the banding on the buildings.

    – Tom Gomez

  • RedHillDigital
    RedHillDigitalalmost 6 years ago

    Fabulous architecture. Great shot Tom!

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderalmost 6 years ago

    Wonderful architecture, well taken Tom and a good piece of history

  • shadyuk
    shadyukalmost 6 years ago

    Great Capture !

  • Maureen Bloesch
    Maureen Bloeschalmost 6 years ago

    lovely capture

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 6 years ago

    beautiful architecture Tom nice lighting and colours.x

  • Shaun Whiteman
    Shaun Whitemanalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot, lovely composition!! I tried to get all Duomo in when I was there but gave up!!!

  • jadekrapsen
    jadekrapsenalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous architecture, wonderful camera view, and great capture, sir! :D

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