Opening Doors – Day Two   16 comments

For today’s Opening Doors photo, I am taking you to Florence, Italy to see the Brass Doors at the Baptistery of San Giovanni (Baptistry of St. John).  This is one of the oldest buildings in the city and the Italian poet, Dante, was baptized here.

 And what is behind these magnificent doors that Michelangelo called the Gates of Paradise?

This famous mosaic ceiling.  You can read about the ceiling here.  It truly was remarkable to behold!

For more Opening Doors, head on over to Jientje’s at Heaven in Belgium.

Posted September 2, 2008 by Lana G! in Challenge, Doors, Italy, Opening Doors, Photo, Photography, Travel

16 responses to “Opening Doors – Day Two

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  1. Wow what an architectural treasure. That ceiling is a beautiful work of art! Beautiful shots Lana!!
    Sheesh was it Whittier…? so close to La Mirada :0)

  2. Wow, the photos are breathtaking. They’re so beautiful. Nice work! 🙂

  3. That is such a treat to see. Magnificent. Thanks for showing us these works of art.

  4. Whoooooa! That is gorgeous! Of course it is! It SHOULD be! WOW! I want to travel sO much! Thanks for taking me to where I’ll probably NEVER get!

  5. Oh! How wonderful! Perfect choice for Open Doors. I wish I could see this in person.

  6. These may be the most beautiful doors we are going to seeall week. Brass with symbols and old. Wow!

  7. What beautiful doors and that ceiling!
    Dante – I so hated reading him in college. 🙂

  8. Love it that you posted and Italian door. I took so many shots of doors while it was there it was pretty funny when I got my pictures back…they really are beautiful.

  9. Wonderful doors!

  10. I can see why he called those doors the gates of paradise. Amazing. Those are going to be impossible to beat.

  11. wow. stunning door and the interior. thank you for sharing.

  12. Gorgeous doors! I need to go visit there.

  13. Wow! Those are magnificent photos! The doors remind me of St Peter’s in Rome (duh, they’re both Italian)

  14. Superb!!! These are such beautiful photos. Such history, WOW!

  15. Ah yes ! doors in Italy I should go back there for this week, lol !

  16. Wow!

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