Lanterna Graffiti

Not long ago, I wrote about the lantern that sits atop the Cupola. I spoke about the fact that it took twice as long to build as the Cupola itself and Brunelleschi never saw it finished. Now and again, I climb the Cupola. Mostly, I do so to take photographs or...

Forging a Film

When I moved to Florence with the impossible dream of creating a definitive film about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi, it didn’t seem like a monumental task until others described what I was doing as climbing a huge mountain. Fortunately, I’ve had the...