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duomo

The Duomo also is known as the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower. Along the walls of the Cathedral, various contributors to Florence at various times are depicted.  Ironically most of these “contributors” were paid mercenaries. The two sides of the exterior of the church look radically different mainly due to the fact that two different architects designed the structure. You can tell this clearly because the windows do not match throughout the exterior. The church is well known because of its dome that is, in fact, a double shell. The style of the Cathedral is late Renaissance, almost baroque architecture with some gothic elements in the structure. The church interior has many pieces of religious artwork like the Rings of Hell. My favorite piece was that of the Final Judgment which depicted things like fat babies drilling the world to stop it and Father time who later dies because he is out of a job.

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