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Old November 2nd, 2009, 03:03 PM   #141
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Great autumn this year!

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Old November 5th, 2009, 01:48 PM   #142
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Old November 5th, 2009, 02:29 PM   #143
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I've been in Italy,Porto Fino and I like some much that I didn't wan't to leave !
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Old November 14th, 2009, 11:58 AM   #144
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Piazza dei Signori - The Clock Tower

For centuries, Piazza dei Signori was the focal point of Padua’s city plan, providing the setting for fairs and other public events.

The Palazzo del Capitanio, which in the 15th and 16th centuries replaced the palace of the Carrara family, features the Torre dell’Orologio, or Clock Tower, and Falconetto’s triumphal arch.

The clock dominating the piazza is a copy finished in 1436 of the one invented by Jacopo Dondi in 1344, which was set into one of the towers of the Carrara palace to serve as Padua’s first public timepiece. Its mechanism was extremely complicated and it sounded the hours with a precision hitherto unknown.

The inner part of the quadrant is constituted by plomb plates; the Signs of the Zodiac are made in engraved copper covered by gold-foil.

The clock also indicates the position of the sun in the Zodiac and the phases of the moon. Jacopo’s example was followed by his son, Giovanni, who like is father was a physician and astronomer, and who also invented the ingenious Astrario.

In these days a new restoration has given back the clock his original splendour.

BEFORE THE RESTORATION:

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AFTER THE RESTORATION:

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THE ELEVEN SIGNS OF THE ZODIAC, now restored, before they were put back on the quadrant (note the lack of Libra):

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THE CLOCK TOWER IN PIAZZA DEI SIGNORI:

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DETAILS:

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Old December 2nd, 2009, 07:48 PM   #145
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It's Christmas time... the new lights in Prato della Valle.

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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:14 PM   #146
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New pictures taken in spring:

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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:20 PM   #147
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Piazza dei Signori and Piazzetta San Nicol˛:

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Monte di PietÓ:

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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #148
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Arcades:

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Old June 26th, 2010, 12:56 PM   #149
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Beautiful architecture in this wonderful Italian city. Looking forrward to more.
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Old June 27th, 2010, 12:38 PM   #150
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Those recent pics are gorgeous!
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Old June 27th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #151
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Old June 28th, 2010, 05:30 PM   #152
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That clock is the most beautiful i've seen, just look at the stars in the borders and the latin inscription ...
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Old June 30th, 2010, 09:04 AM   #153
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A silent street.

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Old June 30th, 2010, 05:07 PM   #154
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I was there only once

Wow, you really have a lot of pictures of Padua, and they are very nice.

I was there only once and I took this panorama.

Some more images here

http://photos.paolosmeraldi.com/Trav...96380234_t3juD

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Old July 1st, 2010, 09:15 AM   #155
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 12:40 PM   #156
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Very nice photo-updates from Padua
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Old July 2nd, 2010, 08:26 PM   #157
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Old July 10th, 2010, 06:47 AM   #158
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Old July 10th, 2010, 01:59 PM   #159
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Very nice, Padova seems to have both beautful historic architecture and modern office buildings.
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Old July 11th, 2010, 04:38 AM   #160
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