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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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KAI-WING LEUNG15-May-2020 06:11
Very nice composition with great details! V
MarcViskens01-May-2020 18:25
very nice work José
Ika Zinka Eferl15-Apr-2020 07:52
Masterfully photographed, I really like your composition. V
Jean D13-Feb-2020 19:25
Terrific capture along with a splendid coat of arms. ~V
fotabug03-Aug-2019 04:27
Fine detail on this beautiful building
Ton T.19-Jul-2019 19:30
A fascinating facade José, especially with those cotes of arms V
Graeme18-Jul-2019 14:50
A fine capture of these windows, Jose.V
laine12-Jul-2019 21:30
Perfect architecture a fine capture of the details. V
Ann10-Jul-2019 09:54
Fantastic image, great detail and clarity. *v*
larose forest photos08-Jul-2019 01:25
A wonderful well composed image. The warm colours of the building are a delight. V
Gill Kopy08-Jul-2019 01:00
Such wonderful history wrapped up here ! V
William Barletta07-Jul-2019 23:45
A splendid detail ~V~
Dennis Hoyne07-Jul-2019 23:31
A lovely photo, and the detail reminds one of the city's past.
Jeff Real07-Jul-2019 21:58
Really great details here, my friend!
Helen Betts07-Jul-2019 21:54
What a great capture of these impressive details. V.
Dave Berry07-Jul-2019 20:53
Very detailed capture. Fantastic! V
Karen Stuebing07-Jul-2019 20:12
Love the elaborate carvings. They contrast nicely with the gracefully curved windows. Outstanding photo. V.
Colin Storey07-Jul-2019 19:42
Very well composed and detailed image.
Jim Coffman07-Jul-2019 19:35
Excellent detail in this fine capture!!
Fabienne07-Jul-2019 19:17
C’est une belle architecture et merci pour l’explication.
Walter Otto Koenig07-Jul-2019 19:09
Very interesting ornamentation and brickwork with all these holes. "V"
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