Walkable environments are so important, and why so many American cities are struggling.
The former Temple of Antoninus and Faustina, built and dedicated between 141-161 AD provides an excellent example of how Western Civilization has responded to its ancient past. After falling into disrepair, it was converted into the church of San Lorenzo… Continue Reading
The architecture of Renaissance Florence inspired architects throughout the city of St. Louis. Above is the Loggia dei Lanzi on the main piazza of the city of Florence. As you can see below, this building, as well as the Ospedale… Continue Reading
Florence is so famous for its Renaissance culture, that one forgets that it has a great Early Modern train station, welcoming travelers into the city. It’s so not like Renaissance architecture, it provides a little bit of a respite from… Continue Reading
Sigh, Florence’s cathedral is so much more awesomer than St. Louis’s Cathedral. But I guess not everyone can have a dome designed by Filippo Brunelleschi.
Palazzo Medici Riccardi Giorgio Vasari, Room of the Five Hundred, Palazzo Vecchio Michelangelo, Pieta Florence Cathedral Pontormo, Lamentation