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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The lights and sounds of Italy

The most recognized buildings in all of Italy is the Cathedral of the Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore. It is in the heart of the city of Florence and can be seen from many backstreets. During the day, the piazza is a sea of people... many brought in for day trips by cruise ships.
These 'tourist' miss the most magical time of the day. When the sun begins to set. The best part of staying a few blocks from the duomo, is that I can just wander over. I found a seat and enjoyed the light show. As the sun sets, the light bounces off the mosaic tiles and is magical.The gray, pink, and white marble shines. The facade above the central portal is a figure of Mary enthroned and holding a flowered scepter, Thereby the name Santa Maria del Fiore. The size is amazing... but the tiniest detail, even more so.The pictures just don't do it justice. Sitting in the piazza with the bells ringing. It is all just a part of the lights and sounds~ the music of Italy.
Ciao y'all~
Sandi

5 comments:

Pam said...

Gorgeous pictures!

Jane said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Wow Sandi.. Fabulous!! Lucky you!!
I spent 2 weeks at language school in Firenze.. a million years ago.. and missed so many wonderful photo opportunities.. glad to see you didn't

Have fun!! I'm sure you will.. ciao xxx Julie

Becky said...

We LOVE Florence. Thank you for sharing with us.

I've reached the five year anniversary of my blog. Stop over and register for the giveaway if you get a chance!

Becky

Kat aka Beachkat said...

Beautiful photos. I hope to return there one day.....

Hugs,
Kat

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