Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Hidden Faces

Nook of Naples:  The Cappella Pappacoda is owned by the Oriental Institute of the University of Naples and gets its name from the tombs of two aristocratic brothers -- Bishop and Cardinal Pappacoda.  The church was founded in the 15th century and the doorway still retains the original late Gothic style.  There's also a campanile that is noted for its color contrasts created by the use of different materials.  But, the real treat is searching for the hidden faces along the facade.  Why was this pair was stuck up on high and who they were remains a mystery to me?  Searching for these little gems is the true treat of Naples.

Address:  Largo San Giovanni Maggiore

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