St. Barbara and the Empire State Building

20th century
Church of St. Martin, Burano, Italy

The clever mosaicist has put the saint in archaizing dress but replaced the tower with the very modern Empire State Building, at one time the tallest building in the world. The face also has a modern look, especially with the suggestion of lipstick.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.