Peter Kun Frary | Photographer

Doors of Paradise • Grace Cathedral, San Francisco


Two copies of Lorenzo Ghiberti's Doors 'o Paradise exist, both created to foil art thievery by German soldiers during WWII. One is installed at the Battistero di San Giovanni in Florence and the other at Grace Cathedral in San Fran. The real deal is hidden in a museum in Florence (can't risk gettin' tagged by teens).

EOS 5D2 & EF 24-105 4L IS USM

Ghiberti's Doors 'o Paradise detail.

EOS 5D2 & EF 24-105 4L IS USM

The next door over features modern bronze panels in a quasi Romanque style. The dolphin door handles don't match...

EOS 5D2 & EF 24-105 4L IS USM

Doin' the photog dance.

EOS 60D & EF-s 17-85 4.0-5.6 IS USM

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