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Siena. Palazzo Pubblico

A splendid example of Sienese Gothic architecture, Palazzo Pubblico (Town Hall) is the architectural centre-piece of Piazza del Campo and one of the symbols of Siena. Slightly concave, it merges perfectly with other buildings that surround the square, and focuses all attention on itself. The ground floor is built on pale travertine and opens up through a series of arcades and pointed arches, while in the upper storeys, mullioned windows add a touch of elegance to the red brickwork.The city’s black and white coat of arms or “balzana” can be found underneath every arch and enriches the contrast between light and dark.When the Palazzo Pubblico was built at the end of the 13th century to give the government a stable seat, Siena was at the height of his splendour and wanted to show it off through its architecture. The stone coat of arms with the six balls sitting in the centre of the facade is instead a reminder of the Medici rule from 1555 onwards. By this time, Siena was in a state of decline.

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Dan Greenberg15-Jul-2019 23:38
This building is so impressive and imposing. Super composition. ~BV~
Liz Bickel09-Jul-2019 02:15
I love this view, too. Very nice perspective.
Julie Oldfield06-Jul-2019 15:47
Superb! V
Graeme04-Jul-2019 14:35
Very nicely composed.V
Gill Kopy04-Jul-2019 02:40
Wow - what an impressive building - neat that you caught birds up there. V
Hank Vander Velde04-Jul-2019 01:27
A beautiful building well captured Jose.
Dennis Hoyne04-Jul-2019 00:42
A remarkable image, I love the birds in the air!
laine04-Jul-2019 00:31
I would like a swivel chair right in the middle and I would happily spend a day looking about it. V
larose forest photos04-Jul-2019 00:05
Fantastic shot, Jose! Love the perspective in this beautiful composition. V
bill friedlander03-Jul-2019 23:05
Lovely shot of this impressive building. V
Helen Betts03-Jul-2019 21:08
Great perspective and light for this stately building. V.
Walter Otto Koenig03-Jul-2019 21:05
Interesting lighting and perspective. I like the birds. "V"
Colin Storey03-Jul-2019 20:18
Very well composed image.
Jim Coffman03-Jul-2019 20:07
Nice image of this amazing looking place!!
Nick Paoni03-Jul-2019 18:55
Love the light and the birds flying overhead.
Kuriacose Joseph03-Jul-2019 18:39
This building is impressive from all angles.
John Reynolds LRPS03-Jul-2019 18:31
A very impressive building. V.
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