We welcomed two new guests to Casa di Maul this afternoon, Kimberly and Carolyn. As such, we did what has become standard with new arrivals on their first day in Italy, a brief walking tour of Vicenza. Here is a glimpse of what we saw today through the 40mm lens of my early birthday present, in our first photo-blog. Enjoy!
View over the city of Vicenza from Monte Berico
Learning how to frame my subject with a 40mm prime lens is a bit challenging! Here is the facade of the Basilica di S. Maria di Monte Berico. Classic Baroque architecture, completed in 1703.
Facade of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria Annunciata in Central Vicenza. Destroyed in 1944 by the allied bombing campaign of Northern Italy, rebuilt in 1946, only the dome and facade remain original.
Approaching the Basilica Palladiana, built between 1549-1614 by Andrea Palladio.
The Torre Bissara, overlooking Piazza dei Signori dates from 1174. Raised to its current height in the mid 15th century, and survived the second world war.
Detail of the lion of Saint Mark in Piazza dei Signori, the symbol of the Venetian republic.
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