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Sunday, 07 February 2010
St Paul’s Cathedral

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This is a panoramic combination of three photos, taken inside the cathedral at Mdina, Malta.

The building we can see today was designed by the architect Lorenzo Gafa, it was built between 1697 and 1702 to replace a ruined Norman cathedral destroyed by the 1693 earthquake on Malta. Despite this, several artifacts and edifices survived including the painting by the Calabrian artist Mattia Preti depicting the conversion of Saint Paul, a 15th century Tuscan painting of the Madonna and Child, and frescoes in the apse which illustrate Paul’s shipwreck.

According to Visit Malta the dome interior only dates from the 1950s while the marble-inlaid graves are of former bishops and other members of the cathedral chapter.

Posted by bigblue on 07/02/2010 at 08:38 AM
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