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Hello Everyone,

Yesterday, my journey through my archives caused me to settle on a view of Florence, from the Boboli Gardens. The Duomo was far into the distance, but today, the view of the Duomo is much closer.

After climbing 414 steps, the view was obtained from the top of Giotto's Campanile!

The campanile is a free standing Gothic tower, part of the complex of buildings that make up Florence Cathedral on the Piazza del Duomo.

Of course the building that I was eager to photograph was the cathedral itself, which is a most recognisable icon in Florence.
I just loved this view, appreciating how the dome looks down on the city, like a protective mother!

If you look closely, you will be able to see very small figures, behind a fence, at the top of the dome.
They would be able to look at the campanile, where I was standing!

Florence Cathedral, formally the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, is the cathedral of Florence, Italy. It was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to a design by Arnolfo di Cambio and was structurally completed by 1436. The dome was engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi.

Thank you for your interest, Bev :-)

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