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N 19 B 386 C 7 E Mar 5, 2007 F Jun 25, 2015
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Impressive, powerful presence these buildings have. It's as if the ancients are speaking to us silently through the ages, and one wonders how their message affects the minds of us moderns -- so many of us, who come to admire them.

The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church of Florence. It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and completed structurally in 1436. The dome was engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The exterior is faced with polychrome marble panels in shades of green and pink bordered by white, and has an elaborate 19th-century Gothic Revival facade by Emilio De Fabris.

The three buildings are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site covering most of the historic center of Florence.


(My album "Beautiful Florence" has a selection of photos of this treasure of a city, including views along the Arno of the Ponte Vecchio and Ponte Santa Trinita.)

Tags:   italy florence firenze tuscany Campanile de Giotto Brunelleschi's Dome World Heritage Site people tourists architecture www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography marble facades beauty Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore Giotto's Tower

N 31 B 570 C 11 E Mar 4, 2007 F Jun 11, 2015
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Beautiful warm light on a winter evening, at sunset. Reflections in the Arno add a dreamy feeling, and you can see the sun reflected in the top story of the Uffizi Gallery on the upper right.

Tags:   Florence bridge architecture Bridge Ponte Ponte Vecchio Reflections Arno River River Arno Firenze Italy Italia Sunset sunset glow sky clouds www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Stock Photography

N 29 B 611 C 8 E Mar 7, 2007 F Jun 7, 2015
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Tags:   people Italy Tuscany Florence Firenze Piazza della Signoria sepia monochrome rain umbrellas reflection www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Stock Photography historic city center World Heritage Site statues tourists

N 27 B 813 C 2 E Mar 4, 2007 F Jun 6, 2015
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The magical time before night falls -- when there is still daylight, yet the lights of the city have been turned on, little by little. I love the mood of this time of day. So peaceful.

Tags:   Firenze Florence Ponte Vecchio dusk sky River Arno water reflection twilight buildings Uffizi L'Otrarno urban landscape www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Stock Photography Fiume Arno

N 22 B 650 C 12 E Mar 4, 2007 F May 31, 2015
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Surrounded by grand architectural details at the Pitti Palace on a winter afternoon, the little cyclamen in the window catches the sunlight and bravely announces the arrival of spring.

Tags:   Florence Firenze Pitti Palace window architecture shutters detail www.ritacranestudio.com Rita Crane Photography Stock Photography Texture Renaissance architecture Medici family Brunelleschi design palace Italy


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