The Laurentian library, Florence, Part 1: the stairway and entry by Michelangelo

Waiting outside to be let into this hallowed space. Temperature checks, green pass checks, masks in place. Andiamo!

Above and below are views of the beautiful cortile garden.

From above the cortile, an amazing view of the duomo and Giotto’s campanile. It is arresting to realize how close San Lorenzo and the Medici enclave headquarters were to the duomo.

And here it is, in all it’s Michelangelesque glory! Behold! The entrance to the magnificent library that he designed for the Medici family.

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