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Old April 25th, 2009, 10:40 AM   #61
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Awesome place, awesome photos
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Old April 25th, 2009, 02:06 PM   #62
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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!

Thanx!

Well, as far as the cables are concerned, yeah in 1961 they had to install new US made equipment which was too big for ths sizes of the existing sheds. Thet gad to remove pillars and find an alternative way to keep the ceiling up..the design is by P. Nervi who left some other interesting works across the country like the Vatican Auditorium in Rome.

And as far as boredom is concerned, well I feel like I'm on a constant holyday here but I can understand that younger people may fell like they keep on seeing the same faces, Namely if they come from big cities...
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Old April 25th, 2009, 02:15 PM   #63
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:27 PM   #64
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Awesome place, awesome photos
Thanks, small efforts comared to your hard work!
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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:28 PM   #65
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Early Town Hall, XII Century, main entrance



Rotunda church, detail. It's fun to see how layering make the street level raise higher with the centuries...



I like to sit down and enjoy a drink at a street coffee, when no one is around..




Getting ready for the Streetdance Festival...bandstands and weird installations are being rigged up in every square



David and Goliath. Meaningless, I just loved the colors



Old Cathedral and morning sky



As the hour grows late the bustling crowd of locals and visitors gets out of control..here's around noon..


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Old April 25th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #66
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...Also mentioned in The Divine Comedy!


...
ma di nostro paese e de la vita
ci 'nchiese; e 'l dolce duca incominciava
«Mantüa…», e l'ombra, tutta in sé 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 25th, 2009, 03:46 PM   #67
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Nice pictures, thank you.
And thanks to you for visiting and leaving a message.
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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:00 PM   #68
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It's always worth checking out this thread. Thanks WTW, keep it up!
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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #69
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I do not know if this complies with the forum rules. if it doesn't just let me know. Tjese are not my pictures and I downloaded them from the local university historical archive. As far as I can see they post no disclaier.

Source http://web.tiscalinet.it/unimn/manto...rici/testo.htm

This post is dedicated to the interiors of the Duke's residence in Mantua, a large cluster of buildings at the heart of what used to be a tiny , proud and wealthy state for nearly 400 years. It was the far gone era of the italian City States, you know...

The Hall of Manto



The Room of Mantua Rivers



The Corridor of Mirrors



The Exhibition Gallery. All paintings have gone. In the final years the Gonzaga family was broke and sold most of it to King Charles of England who unfortunately had little time to enjoy it. Some of it can be seen at Hampton Court Castle.



A painting, depicting the day the Gonzaga family seized power...the interesting part of it is the ancient façade of the main Cathedral now replaced by a baroque façade built when Mantua became part of the Austrian empire..



Domus Nova: gardens



Frescoes: the ceiling of the Zodiac Room and the Camera Picta (the former..I dunno, the latter by Andrea Mantegna)




and this comes from another mansion, it's called the Hall of Giants. pretty impressive when you walk in there.. by Giulio Romano

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Old April 25th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #70
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It's always worth checking out this thread. Thanks WTW, keep it up!
And keep visiting!
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Old April 25th, 2009, 09:24 PM   #71
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Suburban sunset...






Time to sit down for a few more drinks...

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Old April 26th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #72
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More randoms.. Historiy and daily life

















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Old April 26th, 2009, 05:35 PM   #73
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Old April 26th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #74
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Thanx

I am recently developing an interest in the quality of life of postwar block developments.Esthetically poor, they are getting some improvement with new infills. Vehicle friendly and pedestrian friendly at the same time they offer all kind of servics within walking distance without restricting access to car like they have to do in the old city. There's little charm, some grit and a mix of densities somewhat balancing urban vs surburban. I guess it might be fine. Well. Almost.







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Old April 28th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #75
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E' una città stupenda che ho scoperto anch'io da poco (e ce l'ho vicina), e pensare che conta solo 15000 abitanti in più di Villafranca. Dal punto di vista artistico culturale è una metropoli.

Sorry, I thought I was in the Italian forum. beautiful city though
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Old April 29th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #76
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Hey welcome overseas Falcon...well you know the "metro" area is much bigger, it's almost a..."half Verona"
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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:05 AM   #77
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And more randoms again...











Quick views from nearby villages, homes, countryside and an abbey...













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Old April 30th, 2009, 01:24 AM   #78
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And now let me "borrow" a few pictures from a fellow forumer who will probably drop by and will hopefully forgive me.

Credit to: Gioven from Padua. ( sorry mate, just tell me and I'll move them...or feel free to add...)

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Old April 30th, 2009, 11:56 PM   #79
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Thank you WtW, we belong to the same team (Italian forumers)
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Bellisima !!! beautiful city !!!
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