On the same night I was photographing the Duomo I encountered another photographer paying homage to these magnificent structures. Neither of us spoke to each other. From this camera position we are looking at the back side of the Baptisery of St John (1059-1128), part of the Duomo and the Campanille of Giotto. It is easy to discern the style cues that Brunelleschi and later Alberti would take from the Baptisery which is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Florence. Dante and many of the Medici family were baptised here.