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This is the church I went to see when I visited Siena, Duomo di Siena. Because it was a warm day and I was wearing a dress with no sleeves, I had to wear a blanket around my shoulders to be permitted to visit the church. This is what wikipedia says about the church:

The cathedral itself was originally designed and completed between 1215 and 1263 on the site of an earlier structure. It has the form of a Latin cross with a slightly projecting transept, a dome and a bell tower. The dome rises from a hexagonal base with supporting columns. The lantern atop the dome was added by Gian Lorenzo Bernini. The nave is separated from the two aisles by semicircular arches. The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the fašade. Black and white are the symbolic colors of Siena, etiologically linked to black and white horses of the legendary city's founders, Senius and Aschius.

It was absolutely beautiful!

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  • Copyright: Bente Hoogeveen (Benedyct) (14)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2012-05-18 0:07
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