Arches and Domes

Its All in the Crop

Transept Crossing Dome, Basilica of San Lorenzo, c. Florence, Italy. Building dates from the Renaissance, 15th century.. Frescoed ceiling painted by Vincenzo Meucci in 1742.

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Square Perspective #6

In the Distance

Side Aisle, Basilica of St. John Lateran, Rome, Italy

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Only one rule, the image must be square.

Silent Sunday

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy

Transept dome and lantern, Basilica of San Lorenzo, Florence, Italy.  The lantern is an 18th century addition to the 15th century church.

Darkness Falls

After dark, Basilica di Quatro Santi Coronati, Rome, Italy, 12th-century.

Silent Sunday

Architectural elements and dome from baroque Basilica S. Andrea della Valle in Rome

Santa Maria in Trastevere

One of the oldest churches in Rome, Santa Maria in Trastevere is one of the most beautiful. It is a minor basilica. Although there has been religious activity on the site since the 2nd century, the existing structure dates to the 12th century. The columns in the nave were repurposed from old Roman buildings.

The upper mosaics in the apse date to the mid-12th century and illustrate the glorification of the Virgin. The lower panels, depicting the life of the Virgin Mary, date to 1291.

The portico on the front of the church was added in 1702.

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