Orsan Michele, Firenze

A while back I took the opportunity to pay a visit to the famous Florentine church, built in a former granary.  It is opulent and lovely.

IMG_0570IMG_0571IMG_0572IMG_0573IMG_0574IMG_0575IMG_0576

Above the church is a museum where all of the significant Renaissance sculptures originally placed in niches on the 4 facades of the church are now housed.  Copies of these grand works are now in the niches on the building’s facade.

Here are some of the original works:

IMG_0577IMG_0579IMG_0580IMG_0581IMG_0582IMG_0583IMG_0584

The views of the city from the 2nd floor of Orsan Michele are pretty amazing.

IMG_0585IMG_0586IMG_0587IMG_0588IMG_0589IMG_0590IMG_0591IMG_0592IMG_0593IMG_0594IMG_0595IMG_0596

 

IMG_0599

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.