Door Panel

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Wood carving is a dying art and it's a pleasure to see something as beautifully done as these wooden doors on the entrance to the lower chambers of the Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi in Assisi, Italy.  The entire church is a masterpiece of craftsmanship.  The marvel is the restoration of the frescoes that tumbled to the floor during an earthquake on September 26, 1997.  The corner stone was laid in 1228 and this 700+ year old church holds many treasures.

"Door Panel"   © Kathy Dunham 2009