|Bronze Door, The Basilica of Saint Anthony, Padua, Italy © Doug Hickok|
(Velvia slide film. Click on image for larger view)
Saints of the Church, like guardians of the faith, peer down at the faithful from their ornate alcoves on the Basilica of Saint Anthony's tall bronze doors. The basilica was completed in 1301 to honor Saint Anthony of Padua, who after his death became the patron saint of lost people and things. The basilica is a major destination for pilgrims from all over the globe. If you have lost something dear to you, perhaps this is the place to begin your search...
"Tony, Tony, look around. Something's lost that can't be found."