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On the gallery atop the giant dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy. 
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On the gallery atop the giant dome of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy.

Wikipedia: "[...] The nave was finished by 1380, and by 1418 only the dome remained incomplete. In 1419, the Arte della Lana held a structural design competition for the dome. The two main competitors were Lorenzo Ghiberti (famous for his work on the "Gates of Paradise" doors at the Baptistery) and Filippo Brunelleschi who was supported by Cosimo de Medici, with Brunelleschi winning and receiving the commission. Ghiberti, appointed coadjutator, was drawing a salary equal to Brunelleschi's and would potentially earn equal credit, while spending most of his time on other projects. When Brunelleschi became ill, or feigned illness, the project was briefly in the hands of Ghiberti. But Ghiberti soon had to admit that the whole project was beyond him. In 1423 Brunelleschi was back in charge and took over sole responsibility. Work started on the dome in 1420 and was completed in 1436. The cathedral was consecrated by Pope Eugene IV on March 25, 1436 (the first day of the year according to the Florentine calendar). It was the first 'octagonal' dome in history to be built without a wooden supporting frame (the Roman Pantheon, a circular dome, was built in 117–128 A.D. with support structures). It was one of the most impressive projects of the Renaissance.".
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On top of the Giotto's Campanile, a 14th-century free-standing bell tower of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy. 
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On top of the Giotto's Campanile, a 14th-century free-standing bell tower of the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence, Italy.

Wikipedia: "Standing adjacent the Basilica of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistry of St. John, the tower is one of the showpieces of the Florentine Gothic architecture with its design by Giotto, its rich sculptural decorations and the polychrome marble encrustations. This slender structure stands on a square plan with a side of 14.45 meters (47.41 ft). It attains a height of 84.7 meters (277.9 ft) sustained by four polygonal buttresses at the corners.".
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Inside the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistry of St. John) in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy. 
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Inside the Battistero di San Giovanni (Baptistry of St. John) in the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, Italy.
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A quiet afternoon in the Boboli Gardens in Florence. 
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A quiet afternoon in the Boboli Gardens in Florence.

Wikipedia: "The Gardens, behind the Pitti Palace, the main seat of the Medici grand dukes of Tuscany at Florence, are some of the first and most familiar formal 16th century Italian gardens. The mid-16th century garden style, as it was developed here, incorporated longer axial developments, wide gravel avenues, a considerable "built" element of stone, the lavish employment of statuary and fountains, and a proliferation of detail, coordinated in semi-private and public spaces that were informed by classical accents: grottos, nympheums, garden temples and the like. The openness of the garden, with an expansive view of the city, was unconventional for its time.".
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Inside the church of San Frediano in Cestello in the Oltrarno section of Florence, Italy. 
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Inside the church of San Frediano in Cestello in the Oltrarno section of Florence, Italy.

Founded by Carmelite nuns in the mid-15th century, the church was rebuilt by the architect Cerutti in the late 17th century for the Cistercians (whence the name ‘Cestello’). Facing the Arno, it has a façade in rough stone and a dome standing on a tall drum, completed by Antonio Maria Ferri in 1698. Inside, the aisle-less nave with side chapels and the transept are lit by large windows and embellished with baroque stuccoes. In the 17th and 18th century artists such as Antonio Domenico Gabbiani, Camillo Sagrestani, Pier Dandini and Francesco Curradi worked here. Some 14th- and 15th-century paintings and sculptures came here from the old church of San Frediano, Next to the Cestello stands the principal Seminary of Florence. (Text from the information plaque).
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