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Firenze. Piazza della Repubblica

In 1865, when Florence became the capital of the Kingdom of Italy - founded just four years earlier - grand plans were forged to rebuild the historic city into a modern city, worthy of a modern unified Italy. The plans included open squares, wide boulevards and monumental buildings. The historic buildings were considered a symbol of the old, divided Italy and were to be demolished.In 1871 the capital of Italy was moved to Rome but Florence decided to move ahead with the plans nonetheless. Demolition of the historic center, one of the city's most densely populated areas, started in 1885.The most prominently visible structure on the square is the triumphal arch, known as the Arcone. It was erected in 1895 as part of the redevelopment plans. An inscription on the arch alludes to the demolition of the historic buildings: freely translated it says 'the old city was put out of its misery and brought back to life'.

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Milan Vogrin30-Apr-2020 19:48
Nice pov.
Pierre28-Apr-2020 11:28
Un point de vue formidable de cet imposant édifice, de cette magnifique architecture! V
Julie Oldfield28-Apr-2020 00:35
Lovely capture. V
Tom LeRoy27-Apr-2020 20:09
Great view of this magnificent building and beyond! V
victorswan27-Apr-2020 19:35
it is all so fascinating it is a completely open air museum that never ends, and everything is so beautifully depicted, great Jose BV
Jeff Real27-Apr-2020 15:48
Great work!
A lovely sky and an interesting place!
bill friedlander27-Apr-2020 00:52
A great view of this magnificent building. V
fotabug26-Apr-2020 23:42
That is an impressive building!
Hank Vander Velde26-Apr-2020 23:18
A nice well composed image Jose.
Tom Munson26-Apr-2020 21:50
Beautiful capture, Jose.
Colin Storey26-Apr-2020 18:37
Very well composed scene.
Stephanie26-Apr-2020 17:58
Marvelous symmetrical image! V
Marcia Colelli26-Apr-2020 17:12
Wonderful perspective composition with great information of the history. V
Helen Betts26-Apr-2020 17:11
Fine POV for the piazza and the city beyond. V.
Kuriacose Joseph26-Apr-2020 17:00
Good history lesson. Nice shot!
Walter Otto Koenig26-Apr-2020 16:57
Nice perspective of this impressive building. "V"
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