Friday, September 23, 2011

Siena's Cathedral: Some Highlights

Siena cathedral has amazing floors,
inlaid marble scenes over every inch of the interior.
From dome to striped piers
to the elaborate floors
(which I was lucky enough to see being repaired-
a fascinating process where the old black lining
is chiseled out and new tar-like substance put in)
to the candles burning in the dimness,
this is a really lovely building.
(The floor detail scene shows Elijah,
ascending to heaven in a fiery chariot.)

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