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Night view of the grand east facade of St Peter's Basilica, 116 m wide and 53 m high. Built from 1608 to 1614, it was designed by Carlo Modeno. The central balcony is called the Loggia of the Blessings and is used for the announcement of the new pope with "Habemus Papum" and his Urbi et Orbi blessing... Credit: David Joyal.
View from southwest on a rainy afternoon. San Michele Maggiore, c. 1100-60. Pavia, Italy. Credit: Holly Hayes.
Romanesque west facade and cathedral plaza by night. Parma Cathedral, 12th century. Parma, Italy. Credit: Holly Hayes.
View of the south facade of the Basilica di San Marco, mostly 11th century. Venice, Italy. Credit: Holly Hayes.
East facade, originally built around 1200 and rebuilt in a neo-Norman style with rose window by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1870-76. Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, England. Credit: Holly Hayes.
Ivy-covered south facade of the Meadow Building (1863-66), designed by T.N. Deane. The central gateway serves as the visitor's entrance to Christ Church College and Cathedral. Oxford, England. Credit: Holly Hayes.
The magnificent Gothic facade of Amiens Cathedral, built 1225-40. Credit: David Joyal.
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