Sunday, April 5, 2015

inSPIREd Sunday

This is the cathedral of Santa Maria dei Fiore,
aka the Duomo, in Florence (I took this picture on
Easter Sunday several years ago).  Easter is celebrated

throughout the city, but here at the Duomo
the service is followed by the colorful—and very noisy—
Explosion of the Cart, a tradition whose roots
date back to the Crusades. (Here's a video.)
Happy Easter to all of you who are celebrating today.

[To see more churches from around the world, go here.]


  1. Didn't know about the explosion of the cart before. Thanks for the history lesson. A happy Easter to you.

  2. Lovely against the sky. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  3. Love your pic and the bit of history!

  4. you really do find the greatest ones to share. thank you for that!! i appreciate it so. have lovely day! ( :

  5. Never heard of it but I dare say my parents visited it when they were there.

  6. It's glorious, dear Alexa. And that Explosion of the Cart is a lot of fun !! Thank you for enlightening me.


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