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Siena Trip: the Duomo

Put succinctly, I went to Italy to see a church.

 
Yeah… that’s when the wife suggested that my sister would make a better companion for the trip.

I have always loved church buildings – whatever the religion. They are such wonderful meditative environments. I am fascinated by the spaces people have created to allow them focused contemplation of the supernatural.

When I started researching blogs in October 2012, I found a photo of the duomo (an Italian cathedral) on someone’s site. One look and all I thought was “I need to see that!”

It was the zebra pillars that did it.

 

overlooking-siena
View from our room at the B&B. Good start, eh?

 
So in May, to celebrate my health being less scary than it’s been over the past two years, I made the trip to Siena to see this wonder of religious architecture.
 

10 thoughts on “Siena Trip: the Duomo

  1. Nawwww I was hoping for a more in depth narrative -like… what was the food like? Where did you stay? How was the trip there and back? Did you meet any interesting locals? Did you drink the Italian wine? etc etc!!! lol. But yeah, I am far from religious but do love churches, especially the older ones that are made of stone and have gorgeous stained glass windows etc. And yeah, the view from your b&b was awesome!!! xo

  2. I love the very old buildings. In Ireland I loved the idea of walking through door ways that people have been walking through for hundreds of years. Imagining all of the different lives and life styles that had changed over the centuries. And I love the ‘ruins’ and imagining them in their completed state, the building of them, and the living in them.

    This church captures my imagination.

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