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April 2009

When in Rome

Rome - Italy

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When in Rome...

Kevrekidis Photography at deviantART

©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

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Loggia dei Lanzi

Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy.

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Loggia dei Lanzi.
Piazza della Signoria, Florence, Italy.

A Roman copy of an original Greek work, statue of a man in armor supporting a heroically dying comrade. Probably depicting a scene from the Iliad (Trojan War), Menelaus and Patroclus or Ajax and Achilles.

The Loggia dei Lanzi is on a corner of the famous and popular Piazza della Signoria. The name dates back to the reign of Grand Duke Cosimo I, when it was used to house his German mercenary pikemen. After the construction of the Uffizi at the rear of the Loggia, the roof was modified and became a terrace from which the Medici princes could watch ceremonies in the piazza. The Loggia consists of wide arches open to the street and forms a small art museum that a visitor can enjoy at any time and for free.

Kevrekidis Photography at deviantART

©2009 Jordan Kevrekidis

* This image is dedicated to all the victims of the earthquake (6.3 magnitude) that hit L'Aquila in central Italy yesterday (April 6, 2009).

Posted by Kevrekidis 08:51 Archived in Italy Tagged photography Comments (0)

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