Cattedrale di San Lorenzo, Genova

I have loved the facade of Cattedrale di San Lorenzo in Genova since my first visit to the city back in 2008.

It’s the facade that fascinates me.  It has a million details, and I just love the lions who stand guard.

The cathedral was founded in the 9th century, then rebuilt in the 12th century in a Romanesque style.  The first Gothic transformation was begun in the 13th century by Frankish/Norman worker, with construction continuing for centuries using Pisan, Lombardia and French artists.  In the end, it has become a mix of the Romaneque, the Gothic and Barque styles, and I love it.

I found these two pregnant women this time.  I couldn’t resist attempting to capture something of them, and found myself wondering about who had created them, when.