Modern Mosaic: Ravenna

1225161624Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2016.

This is a closeup from outside Ravenna’s art museum. From far away, it looked like a gold hay bale.

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Sant’Apollinare Nuovo: Ravenna

1224161638Sarah Jenkins (velvethadrian), 2016.

The “textbook” shot of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, a 5th century basilica in Ravenna. Extraordinary mosaics line the central nave. We squeezed in just before closing time on Christmas Eve.