Saturday, October 18, 2008

Military horses

These two guys in neat blue uniforms are Carabinieri, the national gendarmery. It doesn't happen every day to see them on horses, but here in Verona I have spotted them several times.
They are quite outstanding and as they pass they attract a lot of attention. I certainly wasn't alone to photograph them this morning as they stopped in Piazza Erbe and then kept on going, past the kiosks, towards Corso S. Anastasia.

Among the photos I took I chose this one because it shows a corner of Piazza Erbe which I have never featured before. You can see the Domus Mercatorum, (Home of the merchants), a medieval building (in 1210 it was built in wood, in 1301 it was built in stone, as you see it now). The building was of key importance in the development of the merchants corporations over the centuries.

There was a light fog this morning which made the buildings tops blur and dissolve...

7 comments:

nobu said...

Really they are stand out in the scenery.
Are they on patrol?

Abraham Lincoln said...

We have a tiny village about ten miles away that has no stores or no office buildings. Just old houses and its name is also Verona.

I like your photo.

Ming the Merciless said...

The uniforms on the men are amazing. And yes, the horses are beautiful and the look very impressive together.

jill said...

I love to see the architecture of Verona. A very nice background for these uniformed men.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Great post! Interesting and good photo!

Lost in Sicily said...

I agree with Jill's comment. Verona must be such a beautiful town to live in.

tr3nta said...

I've been some times to Verona beautiful city...

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