The anniversary of Filippo Brunelleschi’s death (April 16, 1446) was commemorated in Florence today with a procession and wreath laying ceremony at his grave in the crypt of Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo). Brunelleschi was the genius behind the construction of the cupola of the Duomo and is one of my heroes.
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At Palagio di Parte Guelfa…
…prepping for the parade.
The city flag backlit at the start of the parade.
On the steps of the Duomo.
The drum corps arrives.
This hat has been swept off as the wearer bows.
Detail of one of the flags.
The marchers enter the Duomo. We were not allowed to follow them in, understandable given the size of the crowd and the smallness of the crypt where the wreath was laid.
Post-ceremony, the procession exits the Duomo.
Return to the Palagio di Parte Guelfa.
The drummers form a line on either side of the other marchers.
After the parade.
All images © Melissa Corcoran.