Half way up now, we come out on a platform to have a marvelous view of the The Last Judgement. Begun in 1570 by Giorgio Vasari, and finished after his death by Federico Zuccari. High up in the fresco in the dome, around the cupola, hovers a temple with the twenty-four elders of the Apocalypse looking down; beneath this, on terraced registers, follow choirs of angels with the instruments of the Passion,
Unseen in this photo are groups of saints, then personifications of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, of the virtues, and of the beatitudes, and finally the regions of hell with various deadly sins.
Basillica di Santa Maria del Fiore
November 10, 2011
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