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A Mid-Week Break

 

No matter what happens, always look up!

(Siena Cathedral, from 1196, Italy)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

No matter what happens, always look up!

(Siena Cathedral, from 1196, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (26)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Jan 2020, 01:26
WOW!!!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Ray. I'm sure that's what everyone says who enters there.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 29 Jan 2020, 03:56
WOW!!
Ginnie Hart: As I said to Ray, Cherry, I'm sure that's what everyone says who enters there.
Magnifique avec toutes ces sculptures et ces rayures.
Ginnie Hart: The cathedral is known for these stripes, Martine, and it's quite something to see!
Wonderful cathedral I visited long ago. Very nice framing and colors, really a superb photo Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Marie. It's one of those places you never forget!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Jan 2020, 05:53
This is quite the view when we walked in. So overwhelming after walking in. I love this point of view, Ginnie. So many details, I wonder who all the saints are looking down at us.......
Ginnie Hart: This may have been my favorite of all the churches/cathedrals we saw in Italy, Astrid. It's certainly one I'll never forget. Bedankt.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2020, 06:25
I could spend an age in this intriguing place Ginnie. Just look at all those heads up there!
Ginnie Hart: And that's not even the half of it, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2020, 06:33
What a glorious building. Are the bands painted? They surely can't be different types of stone?
Ginnie Hart: This is what I found Lisl: "The exterior and interior are constructed of white and greenish-black marble in alternating stripes, with addition of red marble on the façade. 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."
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Jan 2020, 06:47
Such beautiful. I love the alternating colours in the stonework.
Ginnie Hart: It's one of the most magnificent cathedrals I've ever seen, Alan, and that's in part due to the striped stonework within and without.
Goede raad, dank je
En hier is het ook zeker de moeite waard !
Ginnie Hart: Inderdaad, Marjolein, en bedankt.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Jan 2020, 07:15
Oh, Ginnie, this image could make my day - a grandious cathedral, one of my wishes to see Siena one day.
Ginnie Hart: Bless you, Philine. You will never forget it once you see it with your own eyes!
Olala que c'est beau !!!!, j'aime aussi la petite phrase qui accompagne ta photo !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Claudine. This is the kind of place one never forgets!
Magnifique et très originale.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Pascale. It's truly magnificent.
  • jpla
  • Anjou
  • 29 Jan 2020, 08:12
J'aime
JP
Ginnie Hart: Merci, JP.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jan 2020, 08:37
Another classic cathedral Ginnie. This one very striking for its design of alternate layers of different stone.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. It's that striped marble design that this cathedral is known for.
i'm not sure if this is a church or willie wonka's chocolate factory lol great shot!
Ginnie Hart: Definitely NOT Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, Elaine. HA!
Stunning! So unlike our undecorated cathedrals
Ginnie Hart: As you know, Bill, I didn't grow up around ANY cathedrals, decorated or not. There may be a handful of them in America but not anywhere near where I grew up in any of my years there.
The columns are spectacular and must be one of a kind. And the ceiling.... So much to see.
Ginnie Hart: Those stripes, Care,"both inside and out, are what this cathedral is known for, indeed. We were "short of eyes!
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 29 Jan 2020, 12:25
Wow!! Stunning architectural detail with eye-catching patterns throughout! I am intrigued by all of those heads.
Ginnie Hart: There are heads on the other side staring back at them, Steven. Wouldn't you love to know all their stories!
that is awe eliciting, Ginnie! the striped pattern certainly has a strong Italian feel to it, although i do not know what particular style or rationale is it.
Ginnie Hart: I don't know either, Ayush, but it is definitely awe exciting, as you've said!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2020, 12:59
I like your angle here. Le ciel est fantastique. You can now see the origin of "ceiling".
Ginnie Hart: It's a good way to learn how our languages are interconnected, Louis! Merci.
What a breathtaking building, you have photographed it so well Ginnie, thaks for bringing it to us.
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, of course, Brian. As you can tell, that Italian tour was a big hit for us!
How grand this looks! Friendship
Ginnie Hart: It's even better in person, Ruthie! Thanks.
  • willy
  • Belgium
  • 29 Jan 2020, 18:28
ik zou voor minder naar boven kijken Ginnie

ik herinner me de fraaie vloerkleding ook wel

knappe foto met dit camerastandpunt Ginnie

have a nice day
Ginnie Hart: Up and down, back and forth...all of it, Willy, right?! Bedankt.
Wow! What stunning architecture and adornment, Ginnie smile
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Martin!
I have actually been to Siene, but I don't remember this cathedral?

The black and white lines are simply dazzling. Zebras can easily blend in here.
Ginnie Hart: YAY for the zebras, LC. smile
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Jan 2020, 16:09
oh, wow, the stripes are incredible!
Ginnie Hart: They really are, Sherri.

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