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Heiko Köster
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I love photography.
I love photography.

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Crooked dome
Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Siena, Italy, 2017

What an impressive roof. The ceiling of the cathedral is jaw dropping.
Then when I tried to capture it, I thought my lens was broken, due to all the distortions. I couldn't get a straight view of the arches and dome, but looking at the image on my computer I figured, that the master builders of the cathedral weren't as perfect as it seemed on first sight.
The dome wasn't symmetric and the arches weren't always in a 90 degree angle.
And the interior painting of the dome also showed some slight imperfections.
Anyway when you are standing under this huge structure and look up, your jaw automatically drops down when you recognize all the beauty above you.

#architecture #dome #cathedral #ceiling
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Cross in the Sky - vol II
Abbazia San Galgano
Tuscany, Italy, 2017

Roofless church of the abbey of San Galgano.

#architecture #sky #clouds #cross #ruins #remains #church
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Siena, Italy, 2017

#architecture #facade #cathedral
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Vineyard
Tuscany, Italy, 2017

#grapes #wine #plants #fruits
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Siena, Italy, 2017

Main altar of the cathedral of Siena. It also shows the section of the ceiling behind the dome and you can see how the row of pope sculptures which continues around the whole nave started with Petrus. He is the first head right of the dark head in the center behind the altar (c.f. close up in the comments).


#architecture #ceiling #sculptures #popes #cathedral #altar
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Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
Siena, Italy, 2017

Wonderful ceiling of the cathedral of Siena. Check out the line of head sculptures above the arches. They represent all popes starting with Paul. This image alone shows 83 popes.

#architecture #ceiling #popes #sculptures #cathedral
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Duomo di Siena
Italy, 2017

Lantern (Cupola) on top of the dome of the cathedral in Siena around the golden hour.

#architecture #cathedral #cupola #dome #goldenhour
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Cross in the Sky - vol I
Italy, 2017

Roofless church of the abbey of San Galgano.

#architecture #sky #clouds #cross #ruins #remains #church
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Tuscany
Italy, 2107

#landscape
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