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TTE.teki gezgin-fotoğrafçı dostlarım Saadet Yıldırım Perrigon ve Çağla Çağlar için;
Sevgili dostlarım,Ülkemizin ve dünyanın diğer pek çok güzelliklerini mutlulukla,sağlıkla, keyifle gezip görmeniz dileğiyle sizlerede Hoşçakalın diyorum.
Sizin için Avrupanın en güzel butik şehirlerinden biri olan Siendan bir fotoğraf seçtim.İtalyanın en görkemli ve dizaynı çok özel olan Siena Katedrali yeni restore edilmişti,özellikle ön cephesi, seyrine doyum olmayan ,olağan üstü güzel görünümlüydü.

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The façade of Siena Cathedral
The façade of this cathedral was built in two stages. The lower part in polychrome marble was begun around 1284. It is built in Tuscan Gothic style by Giovanni Pisano, replete with gargoyles. Giovanni Pisano worked on the lower levels until 1296, when he suddenly left Siena. At that time, between 1270 and 1285, the nave of the church had been raised and a higher façade became necessary. Work at the façade continued for another fifteen years and was then stopped. Meanwhile in 1288, the rose window, a round glass-stained window set inside a square, was installed in the choir, based on designs by Duccio di Buoninsegna.
Work on the upper part of the façade only resumed in 1376 under the direction of Giovanni di Cecco, working on a new elaborate design, inspired by the Orvieto Cathedral. It was to be erected much higher than foreseen, because the nave had, once again, been raised. The division of the upper part does not match the division of the lower part. The pinnacles of the upper part do not continue over the columns flanking the central portal. The weight of the elegant side towers was reduced by adding windows.
The statues of the lavish façade were sculpted by Giovanni Pisano and assistants. They represent prophets, philosophers and apostles. The half-length statues of the patriarchs in the niches around the rose window are the work of other sculptors. Almost all the sculptures on view are copies. The originals are kept in the "Crypt of the Statues" in the Museo dell'Opera del Duomo.

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Viewed: 1936
Points: 18
Additional Photos by Setenay Suzer (setenay) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 917 W: 28 N: 1271] (7706)
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