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Old April 18th, 2009, 10:44 AM   #41
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Minor insignificant details and sideviews you forget as you whizz by,,,














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Old April 18th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #42
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So this is the city Romeo went to after he was banished. Nice.
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Old April 18th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #43
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So this is the city Romeo went to after he was banished. Nice.
And bought poison!
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Old April 18th, 2009, 09:19 PM   #44
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Old April 19th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #45
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Great job Walk!

Mantua seems to be clean and well maintained.

Love those old streets with no tags and graffiti.
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Old April 19th, 2009, 12:40 PM   #46
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thanx

It never became a real issue, but let me add that constant maintenance makes it go away even faster. The few scattered tags, mostly on storefront rollershutters, are there since the early '90s. If you re-paint, they don't spread. If you maintain, they go away.

Having said that, and since this is a world forum...can anybody help me translating this one..?




It appeared a while back near a taxi stall ...
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Old April 19th, 2009, 03:06 PM   #47
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Sitting idle by the river, on a Saturday afternoon, waiting for the storm





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Old April 19th, 2009, 11:57 PM   #48
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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:25 PM   #49
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Old neighborhood...





Astronomic clock 1529...or is it 1459...?






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Old April 22nd, 2009, 11:54 PM   #50
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I love Mantova!!!!

The city of Virgilio!

Also mentioned in The Divine Comedy!


...
ma di nostro paese e de la vita
ci 'nchiese; e 'l dolce duca incominciava
Manta…, e l'ombra, tutta in s romita,

surse ver' lui del loco ove pria stava,
dicendo: O Mantoano, io son Sordello
de la tua terra!; e l'un l'altro abbracciava.
...


(Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto VI, versi 70-75)
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:34 AM   #51
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I love Mantova!!!!

The city of Virgilio!

Also mentioned in The Divine Comedy!


...
ma di nostro paese e de la vita
ci 'nchiese; e 'l dolce duca incominciava
Manta, e l'ombra, tutta in s romita,

surse ver' lui del loco ove pria stava,
dicendo: O Mantoano, io son Sordello
de la tua terra!; e l'un l'altro abbracciava.
...


(Dante Alighieri, La Divina Commedia, Purgatorio, Canto VI, versi 70-75)
And the XX Canto as well, as briefly summarized in my signature. So it's mentioned twice...in Hell...Hmmmmmmm
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 12:43 PM   #52
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And the XX Canto as well, as briefly summarized in my signature. So it's mentioned twice...in Hell...Hmmmmmmm

You're right! I forgot it! It is quite difficult to remember the entire Divina Commedia

Also Val Camonica...... That's great!
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Yo! Mixed heritage, you know...
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Old April 23rd, 2009, 10:26 PM   #54
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More randoms, waiting for the weekend and possibly shoot some fresh pics...





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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:23 PM   #55
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An amazing skyline!
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Peculiar isn't it


An aerial view of the city core...credits to the Goverment of Lombardy official website.

Parts of the suburbs are visible along with the Fontana Forest

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Suburbs, as discussed before, are cute but pretty much standardized. I am planning nevertheless to take a byicycle ride and capture the awsome colors of spring we're enjoung these days. Il'll try...

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Old April 23rd, 2009, 11:55 PM   #58
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Urban cityscapes, right outside of the inner city...a.k.a. "boring afternoons"




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Old April 25th, 2009, 12:34 AM   #59
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Mantova is a really nice town. Especially the location - surrounded by the lakes from three sides - is really nice.

And now I know that this thing which looks like a suspension bridge is an old papermill. It looks so massive from the tip of the peninsula.

I don't think that Mantova is so boring. I have lived in Casalpusterlengo, Lodi province. Now, THAT is boring!
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:37 AM   #60
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Nice pictures, thank you.
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