It’s Big

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge — BIG. “It’s larger than life, it’s unexpected, it’s the protagonist in a scene. It’s big.”

In 1436, Brunelleschi completed the magnificent task of the Duomo in Florence. A century later, Michelangelo was asked to design a dome of surpassing splendor for St. Peter’s in Rome, Michelangelo replied “Large, yes; but not more beautiful.”

It is the tallest dome in the world, 448.1 ft height from the floor of the basilica to the top of the external cross and the 139 feet across. We chose to climb to the top through the tiny spiral staircases (approx. 500 steps). At the top, I was able to capture the sunbeams.

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