Church /Religious Interiors
SIENA - 20101122/130 - EL DUOMO / THE CATHEDRAL - INTERIOR - NAVE LATERAL
Con esta sexta serie sobre Siena completamos el reportaje sobre esa maravillosa ciudad toscana que hemos tratado de compartir a través de un total de 141 imágenes a lo largo de seis entregas. De los objetivos principales de la visita que hizo quien esto escribe (la Piazza del campo y el Duomo) únicamente faltaba por recorrer el Duomo, la catedral, por su interior. Tiene muchos motivos para ser admirada y, por descontado, fotografiada. Dicen que la antigua rivalidad entre Florencia y Siena no…
Siena Cathedral / Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
© 2013 Frank van Dongen The Cathedral of Siena (Italian: Duomo di Siena), dedicated from its earliest days as a Roman Catholic Marian church and now to Santa Maria Assunta (Most Holy Mary of Assumption), is a medieval church in Siena, central Italy. The cathedral itself was originally designed and completed between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure. It has the form of a Latin cross with a slightly projecting transept, a dome and a bell tower. The dome rises from an octagonal…
St Peter's Basilica, Rome
Not a cathedral, as it is not the seat of a bishop (the papal cathedral is St John Lateran). Bernini's baldacchino was intended to be surmounted by a statue of the risen Christ, but this proved too much of a weight problem, so a cross was substituted. Everything in St Peter's is on a vast scale, so the size is difficult to appreciate: the baldacchino contains over six tons of bronze; my house would fit (on end) into the space underneath.