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When in Rome

Rome - Italy

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When in Rome...

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©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.

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©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).

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Piazza Venezia

Rome - Italy

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The Piazza Venezia, as seen from the Victor Emmanuel II monument with the Palazzo Venezia to the left.
The balcony of Palazzo Venezia is where Mussolini made his infamous “Il Duce” speeches in the years prior to World War II.

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©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis

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Via Veneto

Rome - Italy

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Via Vittorio Veneto is one of the most famous streets in Rome, Italy. The street acted as a principal setting for Federico Fellini's classic 1960 film La Dolce Vita.
Via Veneto owes its international fame to the fact of its being the mecca of actors, actresses and celebrities from all over the world, who live in Rome or may be just passing through.

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©2008 Jordan Kevrekidis

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Firenze

Florence - Italy

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Basilica di Santa Croce – Florence, Italy.

Copyright 2007 Jordan Kevrekidis

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