Thursday, June 17, 2010

Byzantine beauty

Ravenna has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage area because of its early Christian and Byzantine buildings containing the most exquisite mosaics.  You can buy a combined ticket to visit them, and after a couple of days here we’ve almost covered them all. 

It’s hard to know where to look first.  Up to ceilings of pure gold mosaics like this…


IMG_6669 Or down to intricately tiled mosaic floors where thousands have trodden through the ages.IMG_6644 IMG_6655

1 comment:

  1. Those mosaics look like great inspiration for quilts!


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