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Basilica San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

tertiary apse chapel in the century Basilica of San Vitale (?), Ravenna, Italy (with a Baroque era sculpture on the Pieta theme)

(A mosaic at the Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, Ravenna) When we think of 'mosaic art', we probably would instinctively think of a decaying Roman villa with a few remaining examples of dull-looking mosaics, mostly laid out on floors. And yet if you have the good fortune to venture out to Ravenna, which is about 1 ...continue reading →

Basilica of San Vitale ~ Ravenna, Italy, and one of the most important examples of Christian Byzantine art and architecture in western Europe.

Ravena : fresques et mosaïques

Lovely, Very Original Peacock Mosaic~ Seen At San Vitale Bascilica ~ Ravenna, Italy ~ Peacocks In All Sizes And Sizes.

all-is-in-the-all: “Catalan Modernism Stained Glass Ceiling at Palau de la Música. ”

Art Nouveau stained glass ceiling of the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, Spain. The Palace of Catalan Music is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy - early Byzantine/Christian church based on the structure of Roman Basilicas, as the temple form was unsuited to Christian rituals.

Sant' Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy - early Byzantine/Christian church based on the structure of Roman Basilicas, as the temple form was unsuited to Christian rituals.

Basilica of San Vitale - Ravenna, Italy

San Vitale Basilica in Ravenna, Italy. Note the round basilica structure, thick walls, and small windows.

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy. Photo: newmansm via Flickr

UNESCO World Heritage Site - Basilica of Sant'Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy. Photo: newmansm via Flickr

Pisa, Italy

Statue of an angel in the Duomo, Pisa, Italy (Pisa Cathedral in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy)

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