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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:30 AM   #241
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Nice pictures, especially the ones of Rome
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:31 AM   #242
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Which was a valid proposition.... until air-conditioning came. That architectural solution is now moot and obsolete because we have better ways to deal with excessive heat (triple-glazed windows, positive air pressure buildings, thermal insulation materials embedded in walls, air-conditioning, glass panels that have capabilities of filtering UV etc.
Well....people in earlier centuries also had many methodes to get a warm house in the winter of an cool house in the summer etc.

Example: the cavehouses of Cappadocia, Turkey. People made their houses in giant colums made out of rocks. That houses had normal windows and they just had a warm house in the strong winter and cool houses during hot summers Not only the modern stuff is giving us air-conditioning and so one what you say.....[/QUOTE]
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Old April 18th, 2012, 06:58 PM   #243
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It's a great shame that the British isles have not a single preserved medieval city to talk about. Scotland doesn't even come close, we don't even have any medieval villages to my knowledge. England has a few villages, and the odd town like Hereford, Cambridge or Norwich which has a relatively good historical centre, and York is the best example of an actual city, but otherwise being the first industrialised nation pretty much wiped out all out old stuff.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #244
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Rhodes Greece, world heritage listed, considered one of the best preserved medieval walled cities in Europe.

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Old April 18th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #245
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It's a great shame that the British isles have not a single preserved medieval city to talk about. Scotland doesn't even come close, we don't even have any medieval villages to my knowledge. England has a few villages, and the odd town like Hereford, Cambridge or Norwich which has a relatively good historical centre, and York is the best example of an actual city, but otherwise being the first industrialised nation pretty much wiped out all out old stuff.
Theres also Rye and Lavenham.
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Old April 18th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #246
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Rhodes looks amazing.
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:40 PM   #247
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Castell'Arquato (PC). ITALY
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Old April 19th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #248
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Offida (AP). ITALY
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #249
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San Gimignano (SI). ITALY
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #250
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Volterra (PI). ITALY
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Old April 19th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #251
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Todi (PG). ITALY
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Old April 21st, 2012, 11:48 AM   #252
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Very nice, thanks for sharing! What means (SI) or (PG) here? Districts such as Siena?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 12:44 PM   #253
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Yes. In Italy what you call Districts mean Province.
SI = Siena , Tuscany region
P I= Pisa , Tuscany region
PG = Perugia , Umbria region
PC = Piacenza, Emilia Romagna region
AP = Ascoli Piceno , Marche Region

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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:09 PM   #255
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Montepulciano (SI), ITALY

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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:13 PM   #256
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Gubbio (PG) , ITALY
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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:18 PM   #257
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Lovely towns, a little monotonous due to the lack of colors though. I prefer Central European old towns regarding variety.

Italian old towns are nearly unmatched when it comes to consolidation, ensembles and authencity.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 01:22 PM   #258
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Orvieto (PG) , ITALY
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Lovely towns, a little monotonous due to the lack of colors though. I prefer Central European old towns regarding variety.

Italian old towns are nearly unmatched when it comes to consolidation, ensembles and authencity.
Yes, Their lack of colours is due mainly for the use of stone and bricks. But they came really untouched from Middle Age . That's their principal value.
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well, to me the variety of colours are the strenghts of central italian old towns really, since the colour is given by stones and marbles and not through painting, it is the colour itself of the material, its surface, its soul. But I agree with you in a sense that these details are hardly perceivable in a "plain" medium like photography is, as much as those pictures might be amazing. But trust me, the real thing is another level, really! they deserves really to be seen "live"!
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