Many people have already visited Firenze (Florence), Italy and it is almost impossible to not have seen the Duomo or the Santa Maria del Fiore while there. It was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio as the third largest church in the world (after St. Peter’s in Rome and St. Paul’s in London) and it was the largest church in Europe when it was completed in the 15th century. You can read more of the history at this link: https://www.museumflorence.com/monuments/1-cathedral
I only wish I could have entered the cathedral but the lines were so long and it was during the height of summer of 2015 so I opted to just explore the exterior surroundings to maximize my limited time there. The artistic design of the building is breathtaking and I managed to capture some photos of the doors but this was before I became a minion of the Great Wizard of Thursday Doors, Norm Frampton.
This is what the lines and crowds looked like at the Duomo and it is like this around the entire building.
Looking above the doors, it’s amazing how the churches created such lasting artwork.
The last two photos are of the same door at slightly different angles.
Well, that’s it for this week; Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog. For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.