Legend says that Santa Croce was founded by St Francis himself.
About this photo: only the facade is carerra marble. If you look down the sides of the building, it is regular brown stone. The facade was added later!
As I was going through these photos this morning, I was amazed at how many geometric patchwork designs there are in tile floors in ancient cathedrals and basilicas.
Tile up next to a pillar
Loved the design on this one, whomever it belongs to!
This one is 3 D!
The site map (This is just a portion) let us know where to find who we wanted to see --did you know that Michelangeo, Galileo AND Dante are buried here, amongst many others we revere? It was amazing! The joke was made that the entrance fee was "3 important dead guys for the price of 1!" But it was so worth it.
And of course all of the other statuaries are just beautiful --oh, those Italian artists. They capture human emotion as well as spirit and form.
Yep - the rest of the photos are in the following slide show! Click the image below if you are unable to view the slide show on your mobile device. You'll be taken to the photo album for viewing.
|Basilica di Santa Croce, Florence, Italy 2015|
Busy morning ahead --
Phone conference with an editor from C&T to get my timeline going for the next book! YAY! So happy to be on that right track again.
This evening I'm headed up to the cabin for a weekend of fun. The cabin has had its new red roof for over a month and I've not seen it!
There will be loads of sewing going on as I work towards getting the last two new book quilts assembled and together - and start thinking about what I'll be doing for our 2016 mystery. It's time to get the wheels spinning on that!
Have an awesome Thursday --