Monday, November 19, 2012

Inside the Cathedral

Interior of the Cathedral, Livorno
The interior of the “Duomo”, rebuilt after its almost total destruction during the war, has a relatively simple and modern appearance.
Interior of the Cathedral, Livorno
The boxlike space is graced by the surviving pieces of the old cathedral recovered from the ruins and by the artworks which were stored elsewhere for safekeeping during wartime.
Interior of the Cathedral, Livorno
The “altare maggiore” (major altar) seen from the transept. On the exterior of the apse once stood the “Fontana del Duomo” (Cathedral's Fountain).

See also : Duomo di Livorno - Around the Duomo - Via Cairoli - After the Snow - Fontana del Duomo

16 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful VP!

Randy said...

Such a beautiful place.

Jack said...

Today, after the renovations, it looks great!

Halcyon said...

Simple, but beautiful. The renovations were well done!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Well, it still looks great - what a lovely place!

Taken For Granted said...

This is a most impressive church. Glad the restorations have turned out so well. Is that not the emblem of the Pope inlaid into the floor? Is there a special relationship to the Pope here, other than being the head of the Church?

cieldequimper said...

I like it simple. But then again I also like the more ornate churches. I'm no good at symbolism, why the keys?

Dina said...

Strange to see a flat ceiling in a duomo. Glad they salvaged bits and pieces for the restoration. I hate to think of such places being destroyed in war.

Traveling Hawk said...

Quaite unusual simple! But it looks good: a peaceful place for recollection.

Gunn said...

It is soooooo beautiful, and I love all the LIGHT in the Cathedral.

JM said...

They've done a wonderful work here. It's simply beautiful!

Virginia said...

Simple yet still so beautiful. Wonderful restoration work.
V

tapirgal said...

A sad history and good reporting. I'm glad it was rebuilt and also preserved here.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love it VP ...'simply' beautiful.

Arianna said...

Bella testimonianza di rinascita...ciao, Arianna

Arianna said...

Bella testimonianza di rinascita...ciao, Arianna