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Italy 2011
Ravenna
On a day train trip from Bologna, we traveled to Ravenna, a city known for it's wonderful mosaics. Basilica di S. Apollonare Nuovo. (middle, right, and 2nd row left)
Battistero Arriani. (second row middle and right)
(left) Carol in the National Museum of Ravena and John pointing out a sarcophagus. (right) A violin maker has works in progress outside his shop. Perhaps for advertising or maybe to cure the wood.
(below) The Basilica of San Vitale is an octagonal, Byzantine structure famous for its Byzantine mosaics, the largest and best preserved outside of Constantinople.

 

 

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