Firenze: I Visit a Church

July 21, 2013 at 9:13 am (Uncategorized) (, )

We visited the Santa Croce church yesterday, and neither my wife or I burst into flames. Still, maybe that’s not for Hindus and atheists, but if we were former Catholics who knows. On a related note, I wonder what the vampire population of Firenze is. It’s sunny all the time. And wasn’t twilight filmed in Tuscany (the second movie?). I digress, but I haven’t seen any goths here.

Anyway, the church is beautiful. Built in the 13th century, it is the final resting place for heavy hitters Galileo, michelangelo, and Machiavelli. Dante is buried elsewhere , but has a memorial in the church. Quite interesting too is the collection of art and the underground areas near the courtyard. remarkable too is the restoration after the flood of 1966.

Say what you like about organized religion,it knows something about presentation. After the need for it is gone, I hope the buildings main. As a reminder of times past, but also as a testimony to the creativity of our species.


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