Saturday, November 8, 2008

ornaments of the earth

Michelangelo's St. Peter's Domecompleted in 1626 by Giacomo della Porta, inspired the design of Washington D.C.'s Capitol Building, the construction of which was started in 1793.

"Of his genius for Architecture, it is sufficient to say that he built St. Peter's, an ornament of the earth."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson [1803-1882] on Michelangelo [1475-1564]