Mosaic Arch - Basilica di San Vitale, Ravenna, Italy

A few weeks ago, I posted a photo from this amazing Basilica in Ravenna. I described the eight walls (and pictured one of them) that rise from the center of the building to the dome above. The Basilica is one of the most important examples of Christian Byzantine art and architecture in Europe, and the walls have art on them made up of small gold mosaic tiles depicting scenes that are simply beautiful. This is another photo of one of the walls that is distinctly different from the one that I posted before (on July 18th). I posted this photo to show how different they are from one another. Each of the walls are distinctly different, and you might be able to imagine their magnificence when taken as a whole with the grand dome above.