The Louvre and the pyramids

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The facade of one of the entrances to the Louvre palace and in front one of the smaller pyramids. One of my favourite photos from this place taken in the Summer of 2016. It has it all. While looking at the Louvre palace and the pyramids one sees usually the overall picture, not putting attention to detail. But in fact, the Louvre facade is decorated in such an opulent way that only few other buildings in Europe can compare. You can see it only if you put the attention or if you have that many photos of it that you start notice while truly processing them.  


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Cosmati mosaics

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Floor mosaics in the main nave of the Lateran Archbasilica in Rome. 


The mosaics is the so called Cosmati style mosaics. Cosmati were a Roman family of artists. They specialised among others in designing and making of mosaics. You will find them in many churches in Rome.

Lateran Archbasilica, although located far beyond Vatican city belongs to the Holy See (the Vatican state.)


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