Sunlight

Sunlit interior, Basilica Sant’Andrea della Valle, c. 1610-1650, Rome, Italy

 

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Wordless Wednesday

Sanctuary Dome and Arches, San Luigi dei Francesi (Church of St Louis of the French), Rome, Italy. 16th century church with 18th century decoration.

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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Christmas at Notre Dame, Before the Fire

Karnak and Luxor

The Same But Different

Columns, Temple at Karnak, Egypt

Karnak

Columns, Temple at Luxor, Egypt

Luxor

 

 

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Arrivederci, Roma

The Pope’s Throne in the apse of the Archbasilica of Saint John Lateran.

My last stop on my five weeks in Italy. The Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the Cathedral of Rome, the seat of the Pope as the Bishop of Rome. The basilica, on the site of the oldest church in Rome, was rebuilt or redesigned a number of times. Sections of the apse mosaic date to the 4th-6th centuries. The mosaic stonework on the walls and floor is medieval.

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