Apr 112010
 

We’ve been to Palmanova yesterday. That’s a small town south of Udine, just where the highway coming from Austria, the A23, meets the highway A4, Trieste – Venice.

It was built from 1593 as an ideal city – which mostly meant ideally suited for war. It’s a gigantic fortress in the shape of a nine-pointed star, designed by Vincenzo Scamozzi, and in the middel there is a completely oversized piazza, circular, with the cathedral on one side.

Palmanova is a nice place to visit, sit in the sun, sip a drink and watch people. At least that’s what we did 🙂

The Song of the Day is once more “An Architect’s Dream” from Kate Bush’s 2005 album “Aerial”. I used the title a year ago for “950 – An Architect’s Dream“. Hear the Song on YouTube.

  One Response to “1275 – An Architect’s Dream II”

  1. love the texture, lines and angles in the foreground
    the yellow green and its reflection
    against the blue of the sky
    and the white of the big house

    it’s all summer over there

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