Sunday, March 26, 2017

country home for a Priest

Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta

The Roman Catholic Cathedral in Como, Italy.

A medieval structure begun in 1396, four blocks from the lake.

Completed in 1770, 374 years later.

The skeletal stone ribs and pointed arches were devised
 through trial and error.

285 feet long, longer than a NYC block.

The handcarved stone and woodwork was completed over 12 generations.

Filled with tapestries, ironwork and paintings from the 1500’s.

The last Gothic cathedral constructed in Italy.

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