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Santa Maria del Fiore 1

 

The Cathedral we see today is the result of hundreds of years of work. The first stone of the facade was laid on September 8, 1296, under the direction of Arnolfo di Cambio who, in the same period, oversaw the construction of Santa Croce and Palazzo delIa Signoria. Arnolfo's design was subjected to numerous modifications.  The last part of Santa Maria del Fiore to be finished was the facade, done between 1871 and 1887 to Emilio De Fabris' design, in a neo-gothic style reminiscent of the gothic decoration of Giotto's Bell Tower, to the right here,  and the side portals of the Cathedral.


Florence, Italy

November 10, 2011


***  We're in Napa Valley, California for a long weekend... I apologize for not replying or commenting but hope to be able to catch up next week!  Have a wonderful weekend!

Santa Maria del Fiore 1

 

The Cathedral we see today is the result of hundreds of years of work. The first stone of the facade was laid on September 8, 1296, under the direction of Arnolfo di Cambio who, in the same period, oversaw the construction of Santa Croce and Palazzo delIa Signoria. Arnolfo's design was subjected to numerous modifications.  The last part of Santa Maria del Fiore to be finished was the facade, done between 1871 and 1887 to Emilio De Fabris' design, in a neo-gothic style reminiscent of the gothic decoration of Giotto's Bell Tower, to the right here,  and the side portals of the Cathedral.


Florence, Italy

November 10, 2011


***  We're in Napa Valley, California for a long weekend... I apologize for not replying or commenting but hope to be able to catch up next week!  Have a wonderful weekend!

comments (15)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 26 Mar 2012, 00:24
I, for one, an delighted that they kept at it, Elizabeth, and that you took the time to record the result.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I agree Ray!! Thank you!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 26 Mar 2012, 00:29
Great photo,I love Florence hope to visit again in September
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Adrian! I envy you going back!!
A fine sight... for a long viewing.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Jacquelyn!
Magnificent!!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: THANK YOU!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 26 Mar 2012, 08:29
I've never seen anything as terrifically ornate Elizabeth!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It is quite isn't it?!
For me, the color work they did here is a reference, more than anything else.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: The greens and pinks are a bit unusual aren't they?!
You have studied all that you have seen very diligently Elizabeth. You are a tourist hero, or is that heroin.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks Chad! That was part of the fun for me! And as long as it's not heroine!
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2012, 10:09
What a magnificent edifice - I can only concur with Chris in stating that I've never seen anything quite like it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: I certainly hadn't - and perhaps I never will again!
Wonderful. The details are amazing!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Richard - they stuffed a lot of details into it!
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 26 Mar 2012, 14:36
The whole building is a work of art! A great shot Elizabeth smile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: It truly is Martin! Thanks so much!
This is truly one of the more remarkable structures in Florence, Elizabeth. Hope you were able to spend the time to thoroughly explore it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: We did spend some time in it - and it's quite incredible!!
My word there's some fine work in that frontage.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Lots of details!!
Hundreds of years, but worth every second! Just look at that wonderful building...so well captured by you, too. (:o)
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you Rosalyn - it's an incredible place!
Wonderfully flamboyant, isn't it?!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Flamboyant is a great word for it!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2012, 08:31
How did I miss this yesterday, Elizabeth??!! Can you imagine this kind of history in America??? WOW.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes - that would be called Anasazi! smile Or at least Tohono O'Odum!!

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