It’s so nice to be back after the holiday break, to participate with friends over at Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.
This past Sunday, my family and I returned from an incredible trip romping around Italy. The long hours on four separate bus rides, the first one lasting a whopping 12 hours, was well worth the sore muscles and fatigue to get to experience Florence, Venice, and Genova. Many wonderful family memories were created, to be referenced for a long time from now.
Our first evening in Florence, we couldn’t wait to see Florence’s grand Cathedral, the Duomo. It was also close to our hotel. So, after and quick bite to eat, we headed over.
It was amazing, but the crowds were thick. So, the next morning, we rose before the sun and walked the streets in the predawn light. The air was crisp and the city was wonderfully quiet. A fifteen-minute walk later, and we arrived at the Duomo.
Circling the Duomo without a crowd, in the early hours, was a supreme treat.
The cathedral itself is named in honor of Santa Maria del Fiore, and it took 150 years to build. It was consecrated in 1436.
Here are some of the grand doors of the Duomo…
More doors from Florence coming next week! Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.