Trip to Europe: Florence
July 2010

We continue at the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore, including the gold-plated door to the treasury dome just to the west of the main Duomo, and the 24-hour clock in picture eleven, plus two dueling frescoes side-by-side in the cathedral of generals, trying to one-up the other in their good deeds. The final ten pictures are from the Basilica de Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross), the principal Franciscan catheral in Rome, where Florence luminaries such as Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli are buried. Work began in 1294 and the cathedral was consecrated by the Pope in 1442. Picture thirteen is a statue of Dante Alighieri outside the church. Picture fifteen is the alterpiece at the front of the church, dating back into the 1300's.
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