Sunday, September 17, 2006

Exploring Vicenza, the city of Palladio

The architect Andrea Palladio (1508-80) spent most of his life in Vicenza where he developed his distinctive architectural style. Here are some of the sights of the city we enjoyed as we wandered its streets.

Grasses waving suggestively in the Brenta River

Arabesque windows – Palladio clearly did not design everything here

The courtyard of the Teatro Olimpico, Europes oldest surviving indoor theatre, built in 1579

One of the statues on the ballustrade of the Palazzo della Ragione in Piazza dei Signori

One of the "roadies" setting up a temporary stage in the main piazza for a concert

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