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Bridging the Gap

Happy Throwback Thursday on Friday! Unfortunately I had to head south to London at very short notice so the past 36 hours have flown by in a haze of suits, demo’s, meetings, awful London hotel rooms and cocktails, and hence Throwback Thursday is running a little late. This week we’re heading to Florence and looking at the Duomo, featuring Brunelleschi’s dome. Warning: engineering porn featured ahead.


So here’s an old post that I never published last year!! Completely forgot that I hadn’t published any of my Italian blogs last year…. Could be something to get you, and me!, through the autumn and winter.  So seems like a plan to publish them now and then and revel in the December sun and an Italian holiday or two!

Florence….. It really was a machine!

I can’t stress enough that you should really put in the effort and climb both the Duomo and the adjacent Bell Tower.  The Bell Tower obviously gives you a view of the Duomo that cannot be beaten, and the view from the Duomo is second to none…. Except maybe that of the Bell Tower 😛  Engineer Sarah was very, very excited to be seeing the Duomo with it’s dome engineered by Brunelleschi and completed in 1436 which was until the development of modern building materials…

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