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Power & Glory

By Philip_H
Part of the elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival fašade of The Duomo, Florence, Italy.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (English: Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is the main church of Florence. The Duomo, as it is ordinarily called, was 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 fašade 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 development of new structural materials in the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed.

Many thanks for all the recent and much appreciated C&Cs.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Architecture Facade Italy Florence Marble West front Gothic Revival The Duomo Emilio De Fabris

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Comments


CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
1 Oct 2012 6:07PM
A great pov, Philip, wonderful perspective, well captured. Carol

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nonur Plus
7 15 9 Turkey
1 Oct 2012 6:07PM
Gorgeous!
1 Oct 2012 6:11PM
Excellent capture
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
1 Oct 2012 6:21PM
Majestic, Philip, good detail in this exagerated perspective.

Dave
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 6:31PM
Grate symmetrical angle image, Philip,well capture.
Elena
jdinne 12 16 England
1 Oct 2012 6:36PM
Excellent pov Philip, great detail. Very interesting narrative.

John
Herge88 9 40 4 England
1 Oct 2012 6:48PM
Very well detailed architectural shot.

Best Matt
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 125 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 7:11PM
A most interesting foreword Phillip, supported by an equally, if not more so impressive photograph, love the point of view, and great detail.

Nathan
carper123 Plus
4 887 8 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2012 8:33PM
Great pov, Phillip, luv the detail and clarity.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
1 Oct 2012 9:48PM
What wonderful architectural details you've captured in this!

Ann

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