Archive for the ‘mantova’ Category

italia july 2017 15

21/09/2017

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Mantova. Bibiena theatre where Mozart performed for the first time in a public concert.

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italia july 2017 – 14

20/09/2017

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mantova. rotonda di s. lorenzo viewed from sant’andrea stairs

italia july 2017-13

19/09/2017

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in Mantua, another confrontation with Alberti in Sant’Andrea

oldie from rome 21

10/11/2009

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disegni mantovani, 1996 – 18

10/08/2009

I went to mantova to see the works of leon battista alberti and giulio romano. The city is extraordinarily Shakespearean. It is surrounded by three lakes: superiore, medio and yes inferiore. Jogging in the morning by the lungolago was a sublime experience. Fog semi covered the city and from the towers of the old gonzaga’s palace crows flew screaming. This is a city with no pigeons.

In this restaurant I ate spaghetti with donkey meat. Also a superlative experience. somehow i felt this apparent cruelty very stoft compared with the immaginable old fierce machieavellian rule of the state . Walking at night slightly drunk accompanied only by furtive shadows of capuletos a fell in in love with this almost forgotten city.

restaurant at the centre

restaurant at the centre

disegni mantovani, 1996 – 17

10/08/2009
enoteca

enoteca

disegni mantovani, 1996 – 16

10/08/2009
sant' andrea's wooden model

sant' andrea's wooden model

disegni mantovani, 1996 – 15

07/08/2009
the mother of so much buildings designed by a priest secretary to the pope

the mother of so much buildings designed by a priest secretary to the pope

disegni mantovani, 1996 – 14

07/08/2009
tough to draw

tough to draw

disegni mantovani, 1996 – 13

07/08/2009
inside sant'andrea. a new architecture being born out of perspective and antiquity knowledge

inside sant'andrea. a new architecture being born out of perspective and antiquity knowledge