Santa Maria del Flore, The "Duomo" of Firenze

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It's perhaps the most know building of Firenze all around the world and every tourist wants to stay in front of it... and it's a real architectural masterpiece: the "Duomo"!

Firenze is perhaps one of the most famous city in the world as the capital of art and architecture of the “Renaissance” period. The XIV-XVIth centuries were a golden age for this city, and when you’re in town you can have the impression to walk in a giant open-air museum because of the greatest achievements of art and architecture are surrounding you at every corner!

The main cathedral of Firenze (and there are a LOT of fascinating churches in this town…), in the middle of the old town, is the “Duomo” or Santa Maria del Fiore. The construction of the building began 1296 and many different artists/architects worked on it until the final ending with the fascinating cupola designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. He built this masterpiece of art & architecture from 1420 to 1436. It’s an amazing and huge cupola, and a surprising achievement for the time to have such a massive and circular structure on the top of this cathedral. You can see it from almost every surrounding hill and when you got closer to the “Piazza del Duomo” you’ll see this giant cupola getting bigger and bigger until you’re there, at the feets of this impressive building. What a fascinating subject for photo/lomographers and Architecture lovers!! You can surround the building on every side and it’s still amazing and fascinating! And if you don’t know how to find the Duomo, just follow the tourists who all go there…..and it’s written everywhere on the signs in town…!

http://www.duomofirenze.it/index-eng.htm
http://gallery.euroweb.hu/database/churches/duomo.html
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santa_Maria_del_Fiore

written by vicuna on 2009-06-08 in #world #locations #buiding #cathedral #firenze #tourists #architecture #art #brunelleschi #renaissance #santa-maria-del-flore #culture

9 Comments

  1. rater
    rater ·

    Yay! Number 1 is gorgeous!

  2. stouf
    stouf ·

    Prodigious shots !

  3. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-
    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o- ·

    Florence is a very nice city...and your shots contribute to show this

  4. azurblue
    azurblue ·

    Hello Stephane ! thanks for sharing your Florence's pics ! It's a so wonderful city ! I like your square pics very much, they are so gorgeous !

  5. dogma
    dogma ·

    fantastic shots!

  6. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Thanks to all! :)

  7. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I like # 3 a lot! SuperBlue sky.....

  8. coca
    coca ·

    beautiful place!!! and the shots are amazing, love nº12

  9. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Gorgeous shots that took me back many years when i sat at the top of Brunelleschis dome and got scorched! looks like Ghilbertis doors have been polished as well!!

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