Weekly Photo Challenge : Monument

Perhaps better described as a Cathedral than a Monument, Florence’s Duomo located in the Centre of the City is indeed a monumental building. Building of the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore commenced in 1296 and structurally completed in 1436. The 114.5 m high dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, is reputed to be the largest masonry dome in the world. Visible from almost everywhere in the City, the building has an imposing presence on Florence’s skyline. I had an opportunity last year, to climb up between the inner and outer dome, camera in hand, to a viewpoint which provides a wonderful overview of the City below. Monument is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of and from the Duomo are my response to the prompt….
………..the journey continues………….

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Threshold

Siena’s Duomo is accessed from the west by a threshold of steps that lead you to the Visitors entrance. The threshold of continuous steps elevates this building dating from the 1200’s above the square.
Visited by more than a million visitors annually, this threshold becomes a meeting point for lovers and friends, a place to sit and ponder, have a friendly chat, etc. Threshold is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, and images of and at Siena’s Duomo are my response to the prompt……………
…………the journey continues………….

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Object

Milan’s Piazza Duomo was a hive of activity during the festive season, with locals and tourists shopping, taking in the sights, meeting friends, visiting the markets, or just enjoying the space. The object of many childrens attention however was the colourful helium filled character balloons held aloft by the sellers, or even held down by weights lying on the ground. The grand facades of the Duomo, Galeria and other historic buildings around the square formed a wonderful backdrop to these brightly coloured objects floating in the foreground. Object is the prompt on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week, images of these balloons are my response to the prompt……………………the journey continues………….

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