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Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 14 October 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore is the cathedral church (Duomo) of Florence, Italy, begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior of the basilica is faced with polychrome marble panels in various shades of green and pink bordered by white and has an elaborate 19th century Gothic Revival facade by Emilio De Fabris

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Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

Very beautiful shot. Great composition.

14 Oct 2009 9:09am

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Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot, Eric.. lovely composition.

14 Oct 2009 9:54am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

What a terrific facade with immaculate detail. I wonder how you you would feel about cropping away that dark column on the left?

14 Oct 2009 11:18am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

very nice

14 Oct 2009 3:03pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Very cool. Did you go to the top of the tower?

15 Oct 2009 12:27am

Sugata from Newark, United States

Lovely architecture... great details in your shot, and as always, great description. Very informative. Thanks for sharing!

15 Oct 2009 3:44am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Wow! Another stunning shot!

17 Oct 2009 4:52pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Fascinating details!

18 Oct 2009 11:10am

1/2000 second
ISO 800
42 mm (35mm equiv.)