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Wanted mentors: Dead or Alive

In the city of Florence Italy stands the cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore with a massive dome, a masterpiece in its day, built without centering supporting (wooden framework to hold up dome while mortar dried), it took centuries before anyone could build a larger one. 517 more words

Creativity

The Dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence; new links

Earlier this year the on-line edition of National Geographic posted an article on:

Mystery of Florence’s Cathedral Dome May Be Solved

The wording of the article owes more to journalistic hyperbole than anything else, but it includes a link to an interactive 360 degree image of the cathedral interior of quite amazing detail.  109 more words

Newton

The Climb

After having walked by the Duomo daily for the past five weeks, I finally entered the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral to scale the 463 steps to the top of the Duomo yesterday.  422 more words

Florence

Piazza del Duomo

We started the day early with a trip to the train station… No, not a travel day today, just getting some tickets for Venice and Rome. 783 more words