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Siena cathedral

Siena cathedral

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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Apr 2020, 02:26
"Impressive" seems a better descriptor than "beautiful", Tom.
Tom Wilson: That certainly is the word!
Elle est magnifique !
Tom Wilson: Certainement!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Apr 2020, 06:34
It looks ornate and glorious Tom
Tom Wilson: A beautiful facade, Chris.
No expense spared when they built this Tom
Tom Wilson: You got that in one, Bill.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Apr 2020, 08:44
So few visitors. I think that the place would have been crammed, this past summer.

After my last visit to Europe, I left with the impression that there is too much money available in Western and Far Eastern countries. All places just run-over by tourists.
Tom Wilson: As this was the day of the Palio I think everyone was closer to the Campo and the parade. You are certainly right about there being too much money - and, of course, too cheap flights and holidays!
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 1 Apr 2020, 09:25
I love the contrasting styles of Sienna and Florence from the renaissance period. Sienna had its own Giotto, though I can’t remember his name. Their style was influenced by Bysantine art and, if it wasn’t for the plague that decimated them, art history could have been slightly different.
Tom Wilson: They are certainly very different cities - Siena is much more cohesive, I think. And smaller, of course.
I like the relaxed feeling.
Tom Wilson: That's the Italian style smile
Certainly a magnificent building.
Tom Wilson: Rather beautiful, I think.
Magnificent, Tom!
Tom Wilson: It certainly is, Martin.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 1 Apr 2020, 22:45
this one also has that vintage film appeal
I loved my short visit to Siena... this Cathedral is one reason. I'm not a huge fan of Gothic interiors or even church interiors - but this one fascinated me!

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