Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A Gallery and a Museum

Cathedral of San Francesco, Piazza Grande, Livorno
The bishop of Livorno has recently announced the intention of transforming the small porticoes on the sides of our Cathedral in a permanent gallery and a diocesan museum of sorts.

See also: Works around the Cathedral - A New Piazza Grande? - Duomo di Livorno - Around the Duomo - Fontana del Duomo - Inside the Cathedral - Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Marco Alessandro del Borro

19 comments:

Michelle said...

Not sure if I would like that.

Lois Evensen said...

Lovely building.

William Kendall said...

A beautiful building, VP!

Revrunner said...

Thanks for linking to those retrospectives.

Randy said...

Beautiful architecture. Would make a nice place to view some art.

Dina said...

Is that good news or bad?

Halcyon said...

The building is very symmetrical. Hope the new museum will be interesting and attract some visitors.

VP said...

Dina - Probably just words...

Karl Demetz said...

I thought it was a good idea, but if they are just words...?

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely building!

Lowell said...

So what do you think about that? In some ways, I like it, and in other ways I'm wondering if the church should be spending that money to more directly impact people who might need it...

RedPat said...

This is a fabulous pic. Hope the museum won't disrupt this view.

EG CameraGirl said...

Well, it will be interesting to hear what happens next. ;)

cieldequimper said...

It's such a lovely building but art would have been cool...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Do you think it will actually happen VP? Will be interesting to keep an eye on..

Birdman said...

Could be pretty controversial. What's the feeling there?

José Mendonça said...

Clever decision! Great shot of a wonderful building.

Gunn said...

A nice church.
It reminds me of a church I visited in Trastevere in Rome, many years ago.

I hope they will fill the gallery with beautiful art.

Jack said...

It sounds like a good plan to me, but someone from the outside is not really in a position to evaluate.