Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Italy - Orvieto's glorious cathedral

I was remembering coming up a narrow street in  the small, mediaeval hilltop town of Orvieto in Umbria: I lifted my eyes and saw the most confoundingly beautiful structure - a striped cathedal, with intricate, delicate relief carvings on the capitals with sumptuous cornerstones. It may not be the biggest and the best in the world - but this striped beauty captured my head and my heart.

The 14th century cathedral was built between 1290 and 1500 and she sines as brightly as ever. Built under papacy direction, the building is famous fr its mosaic inlay facade.
She's such a beauty and a the time of the year I envy those who go to the services during Christmas.

Lovely Orvieto,  Umbria - research the town for more information on Mr Google.
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