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The Annunciation of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Posted on Aug 15, 2003  |   2868 views  

My colour photograph shows one of the most interesting cathedral facades of Santa Maria del Fiori, which now symbolizes Florence itself in the architectural history of the Italian Renaissance. The given name of the cathedral is Holy Mary of the Flower (1412) in clear allusion to the lily symbol of the city. All the stone facades of the cathedral are meticulously decorated with hundreds of impressive sculptures, massive granite columns and some very beautiful mosaics. Amazingly, the immense cathedral took nearly 150 years to be built and was designed by the great Florentine architect, Arnolfo di Cambio at the end of the 13th century. In my photo, the beam of light as an element of transcendental spirituality illuminates three life-size statues, which represent the Holy Trinity of God including the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Above the window and double arched doors with a central keystone, we can see the praying figures, flanked by archangels having a sanctuary in relation to the theological aspects of eternal life and divinely nature. The omnipresence of God


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