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Old 2 January 2019, 16:14
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Brunelleschi's Dome, Ross King.

Well-written, about design and construction of the dome of the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence in the early 1400's. Largest in the world, uniquely done without interior staging, and the brainchild of a goldsmith; interesting read of architecture and mechanics.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/...lleschi_s_Dome

DaveP
Just ordered the book on Amazon,

We used to spend a month or so in Florence. Nancy would spend the morning writing on a book, I would go to the Mercato Centrale and have a ball wandering through the market, and speaking to the merchants with what little Italian I knew.

After awhile they came to expect me, and would beckon me over to their stall to offer me a sample of something fresh/special they had that day. I would pick up food items, walk home, and Nancy would make lunch.

We would spend the rest of the day wandering Florence, wonderful memories.
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