This is Santa Maria della Spina by night during the "LUMINARA". The scenery is very impressive so if you are in Pisa on june the 16, in the evening you could take a walk along the Arno River.
all of the 3 entrance-gates of the Duomo are decorated with excellent works of art.
It is not only the sculptured pictures in the centre, but also the frames are beautifully decorated everywhere.
Just imagine, how much work is involved and think of the fact, that the majority of these artists in the medieval times did not get a big salery, but just enough to eat and a little money, but of course they had some privilidges as well
The door is made of solid Bronce and was a masterpiece not only for the ornaments but also regarding the technical possibilities of that time.
When you get there in the afternoon, the sun will shine on the door and the silhouettes will look perfect on your pics !
Lucifer is expelled from paradise - click on the pic for better solution. The details are really great in reality, and when you are lucky, the sun will shine on it and make your pics perfect.
Have a look of the faces of the different persons.
This door is at the backside of the Duomo, facing the Battistero.
The doors of the Duomo in Pisa are about 8 meters high, obviously in order to enter the church with banners during holy processions.
And when you are lucky and get there in the early afternoon, the sun will shine directely on the doors and will show more details of the reliefs
Not far from Pisa, one can admire St. Pietro a Grado Church, a fine example of Roman architecture and the Certosa, where the painting technique of 'trompe l’oeil' was first adopted.