Monday, December 3, 2018

Cosenza - Italy

Theresa didn't know what to send me and I didn't know which cards to show. It wasn't easy to choose, I must say. I won't show all the 38 cards but I think I chose some nice ones, starting with this one from Cosenza, a city in the Calabria region of Southern Italy. 

Ediz. Ris. Romano Piero
The exact origins of the Duomo are unknown; it was probably built during the first half of the 11th century. An earthquake destroyed the cathedral on 9 June 1184, and rebuilding was completed by 1222 when the cathedral was consecrated by Emperor Frederick II. At some point during the first half of the 18th century the church was covered by a baroque superstructure which obliterated the original structure and its works of art. In the first half of the 19th century the façade was transformed in neo-gothic style, which completely changed its character. At the end of the 19th century, Archbishop Camillo Sorgente entrusted the work to Pisanti, who recovered the original old arches and the ancient structure of the church. In the 1940s the work was finally completed. In the transept is the tomb of Isabella of Aragon, wife of king Philip III of France. - in: wikipedia

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