4 Million Bricks in Florence, Italy
Il Duomo di Firenze, aka The Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore (St Mary of the Flower), as seen from the adjacent Giotto’s Campanile (standing bell tower). Construction began in 1296 and was completed in 1436. The basilica is topped by Brunelleschi‘s revolutionary dome, which is composed of more than 4 MILLION bricks!
This is an HDR image. Three handheld images were bracketed at 2 f stops and then merged with Photomatix and fine-tuned with Aperture.
This post is dedicated to my good friend James.