|Sun streams into the clerestory windows of the Badìa Fiorentina|
The next morning I returned to the same church, which happens to be the ancient Badìa Fiorentina, to show it to Erling, when the sun broke through the clouds and streamed into the clerestory windows, illuminating a beautiful carved wooden ceiling which had been all but invisible moments earlier. All I could think of at that moment was "thank you."
** So anyway, the carved wooden ceiling, which conceals the original Gothic trusses, was created by Felice Gamberai in 1631 as part of a Baroque remodel.
photo by Lynne Rutter February 2014