Sunday, March 30, 2014

In Santa Croce

There's a lot to see in the 15th-century Basilica of Santa Croce,
in Florence—including the tombs of Galileo and Michelangelo, art by
Canova, Cimabue, and Donatello, and frescoes by Giotto.
My favorite spot in this vast church is the sacristy, where the frescoed
chapel and gilded altar are seen through an ornate iron gate. 

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10 comments:

  1. A beautiful beckoning image through the ornate iron gate. Places of worship are inspiring for a myriad of reasons. Warm regards

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  2. The first image is very nicely-framed, Alexa - at first glance, «Louis» thought it was stained glass.

    «Louis» posted St. Dominic's, San Francisco for inSPIREd Sunday.

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  3. gorgeous. wow, what lovely black detailing. love it!! ( :

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  4. Love the shot through the grate - fabulous!

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  5. Beautiful details and a study in contrasts. The darkness of the iron gate emphasizes the gilt frescoes.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  6. Gorgeous!
    I think I need to go back to Florence.

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  7. Oh I'm loving this Alexa. What a wonderful window and beautifully photographed.
    V

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