The bronze doors of the Basilica of San Zeno in Verona are recognized as a masterpiece of European Romanesque art. There are forty-eight panels in total, each representing a scene from the Old or the New Testament. Real serious stuff, and yet standing there, what do I see when I look up? Shrek. I can’t help it! That’s the way my mind works, especially when I’m fatigued from trying to understand Italian all day.
Bronze Doors Basilica of San Zeno
I know right! Come on Brandy take this seriously… I can do this. This is serious stuff. There are serious videos about the bronze doors of San Zeno.
See, if you don’t speak Italian either, you too might start seeing Shrek! No this is serious, come on Brandy!
Meaning of the Basilica of San Zeno Bronze Doors
For those who have an honest curiosity about the significance of the bronze doors of San Zeno, there is a book aptly titled San Zeno The Porte Bronzee that sells for $76. See, serious stuff! Here’s a summary from the publishers.
In all seriousness, the Bronze Doors of San Zeno are rather spectacular and thanks to the architect of the Basilica they are massive!
It just makes me smile to think of my Sister reading this, who can now see nothing but Shrek in today’s Italy Pic of the Day! My Sis is the last person to make me laugh so hard, I couldn’t make any sound. I miss you Sis. Here’s hoping you find something unexpectedly funny that makes you laugh out loud this weekend. Here I’ll get you started.
Definitely feel the “if walls could talk” sentiment!
They are huge too!