Palaces of Via Vescovado - Padua -

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© Paperini Renato
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UploadedDecember 3, 2011
TakenNovember 28, 2011
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D700
Exposure1/15 sec at f/3.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length28 mm
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Vescovado Street is one of the oldest streets of the city of Padua, and also one of the most elegant. It is part of an ancient Roman imperial era decumani tracks. The road ends in Piazza Duomo, and connects with the ancient Cardo Maximus. The building is one of the most beautiful photos of the street, from the Renaissance period but altered in the eighteenth century, certainly built on earlier medieval structures. It's not in bad shape as it sounds, but the facade and the ancient stones need a deep cleaning and restoration. The road is paved with porphyry cubes, like so many others in the city center. The portico, however, is paved with large stones on the surface smoothed rectangular trachyte. The trachyte is a stone from the nearby hills Hills and was extracted already in pre-Roman times. A curiosity, at a time in the center of the portico in front of the entrance door is visible through a rectangular hole all the time. This hole had a function that is practiced today by video-intercoms of all modern houses, allowing residents to easily control who would be received.

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11 responses

  • Vincent J. DeSanto

    Vincent J. DeSanto said (3 Dec 2011):

    Paperini, what a vantastic picture with perfect lighting. I love her shadow, it adds a great deal to this photograph. Well done.

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (3 Dec 2011):

    Framed wonderfully--dramatic glow of light gives the subject's contrasted tones a deep, rich mesmerizing pull

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (3 Dec 2011):

    very very very ma proprio very good!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Gorgeous light.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Awesome light and shadow

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    very nice

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Nicely capture. I like the mystique

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda (Deleted) gave props (4 Dec 2011):

    Awesome lighting, interesting narrative !!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (6 Dec 2011):

    I agree with all of the praise, and the narrative is first rate!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   said (6 Dec 2011):

    wonderful capture..... great comp.

  • Phil Sykes

    Phil Sykes   said (4 Jan 2012):

    very atmospheric!

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