The Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Flora in Florence

I don’t think the previous post showing a section of this magnificent building does it justice, so I used the Photoshop “merge” command to paste together 4 shots. Not entirely satisfactory either, as there are some weirdnesses in the stitching together, like the truck that passed by during the 4th shot.

The problem is with photographing buildings when you can’t get far enough back to get proper perspective. I used to solve this somewhat with a parallax distortion lens on my old Nikons, but iPhones have no such options.

Anyway, you get the idea (if imperfect) here.

The building, along with Gioto’s bell tower, is just staggering, as you can see, and this angle doesn’t even include Brunelleschi’s dome (at rear).

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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