Time and the sky over the Abbey of San Rabano

Time has skillfully carried out its role on the Abbey of San Rabano, near Grosseto. It has left traces made of absence, stumps, gaps, crashes, and cracks.

However, its passage only contributes to the beauty of this Benedictine monastery, which likely dates back to the 11th century.

The ruins suggest a nave and a transept, a dome-less lantern, a decorated portal, and three apses. There is no roof over them, just the sky – and a view on the tall, imposing bell tower.

Time passing by, and the sky over everything in the world: this is where they meet every day.

Photos via:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/opaxir/8628805593
http://www.piergiorgiopirrone.com/?p=55.Tuscany_parks

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Time and the sky over the Abbey of San Rabano

Grosseto
Parco Nazionale della Maremma, via degli Ulivi

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