07 March 2006

Vittoriano in the day

This is a new image of "Il Vittoriano" or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Nation) but in the morning this time. It’s located between Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. It was designed and built by Giuseppe Sacconi between 1895 and 1911 to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of unified Italy. It is built of pure white marble and features majestic stairways, tall corinthian columns, fountains, a huge equestrian statue of Victor Emmanuel and two statues of goddess Victoria riding on quadrigas. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier with an eternal flame, built under the statue of Italy after World War I. This monument is controversial because too big for thearea but I like it .

Questa è un immagine del "Vittoriano" o Altare della Patria . E' un monumento che si trova tra Piazza Venezia e il colle capitolino. Fu progettato e costruito da Giuseppe Sacconi tra il 1895 e il 1911 in onore di Vittorio Emanuele, primo re d'Italia. E' costruito in puro marmo bianco , alte colonne corinzie, fontane , e una grande statua equestre di Vittorio Emanuele.


Kais said...

Is this structure to bisymmetry? very wide square!

midnitebara said...

thats a grandeous edifice, plus the history. Hope I can visit Rome someday.

luggi said...

This is one you're not supposed to like, but I like it too.