Thursday, September 12, 2013

Baptistery of Saint John

Baptistery, Florence, Italy  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved  (Velvia slide film)

The facade of the Baptistery of Saint John stands in the Piazza del Duomo of Florence. The bronze doors were created by Lorenzo Ghiberti and are k
nown as the Gates of Paradise. They are the main feature of the Baptistry which is considered one of the oldest buildings in Florence (11th century).

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