Divine Intervention in the Time of a Pandemic

St. John the Divine Field Hospital

The Episcopal Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City is the largest Gothic style cathedral in the world and the 6th largest church building. Begun in 1892, the cathedral remains unfinished. As of Monday, the 610 foot cathedral became an emergency field hospital. Nine medical tents capable of holding up to 200 patients will be erected in the nave; the crypt will be used as a staging area for medical personnel. The cathedral is across the street from Mount Sinai Morningside Hospital, which will staff the field hospital.

Christmas at Notre Dame, Before the Fire

Guarding the Cathedral

Lion guarding the steps of San Lorenzo, Genoa’s cathedral.

Brunelleschi’s Dome

Brunelleschi’s dome for Il Duomo in Florence is the largest masonry dome in the world. Constructed from 1420 to 1434, the dome was the last element added to the cathedral. The dome is self-supporting. It is 45.5 meters in diameter.

The paintings by Vasari and Zucarri, showing The Last Judgement, date from 1572-1579.

Lines Squared #8

Structural Lines

Upper Street Level, Ground Floor, Palazzo Medici e Ricardi, Florence, Italy

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Squares: Lines and Squares #8. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

Lines Squared #7

Facade Lines

Il Duomo, exterior wall, Firenze, Italia.

The Cathedral in Florence was built between 1296 and 1436. The polychrome marble facade was added to the masonary Gothic structure between 1876-1887.

Join Becky from The Life of B for October Squares: Lines and Squares #7. There are only two rules. The image must be square and must relate to the October theme: lines&squares.

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