Saturday, August 30, 2014

San Miniato al Monte

Up on a hill overlooking Florence
is the beautiful 12th-century basilica
of San Miniato. For me, a visit to Firenze
is not complete without a hike up
here. After spending some time in the church
and in the cemetery, I step through this
doorway to head back down to town.

[Linking back to The Weekend in Black and White
and also to inSPIREd Sunday.
]

13 comments:

  1. It's a lovely place to visit!

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  2. Lovely doorway, and a beautiful scene outside. The whole photo gives me a feeling of peace.

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  3. Strong photo of these timeless doors. They convey a sense of history and tradition.

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  4. Nice composition. I liked the round-topped doorway and the bit of mystery of what is beyond those doors and the few trees we can see..

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  5. I often think those heavy doors are stronger than the walls. Nice shot.

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  6. “Before leaving let me just stand here a while absorbing this wonderful sight (site?). And the sounds.”

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    1. Yes! The monks chanting in the crypt is my favorite part of this place.

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  7. The picture of the doorway is lovely, so different.

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  8. Wonderful photo of the doorway! Lovely light!

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  9. What a lovely place to visit .... beautiful doorway!

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  10. Love those doors and that doorway!

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  11. Wonderful doorway in b&W!
    http://amitaag.blogspot.in/2014/08/crescentin.html

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