Friday, April 24, 2009

Roman marbles scattered in town


Encased into walls, on buildings, on the corners of the streets... In the centre of Verona there are many many roman marbles scattered here and there. Pieces of columns, engraved stones, marble squared blocks, bits of walls sprouting from the ground and mixing with the "modern" building...
Perhaps some have been in those very places for two thousand years, while others have been moved in more recent years and placed where they are now. They look so casual where they are, without much effort... that you could end up not noticing them at all, while some of the pieces are really outstanding, like this one.

8 comments:

Ken Mac said...

stunning and eerie! thanks for following my blog..

Clueless in Boston said...

It is stunning, but it also looks like it is in need of a little preservation.

Ms. Lucy said...

I love this about Verona. I 've noticed this as well in Vicenza- but maybe not as prominently as in Verona.

Ann said...

This is something I love about Italy, turn the corner and you are face to face with hsitory.

Elisa Stocco said...

Che bello questo dettaglio! Bisognerebbe sempre passeggiare osservando attarverso l'occhio di un foografo, i dettagli stupendi sono davvero tanti.

Vogon Poet said...

I find these four heads a bit unnerving, but I love the idea of discovering something ancient and unexpected at about every corner.

Saretta said...

So much history...just lying around unattended all over Italy. Anywhere else in the world these things would be in a museum!

Marc said...

I love the soft tones in this picture and the fresh green of the trees in the back. And it's great to have this kind of art in so many public places in Italy.

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