Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Palazzo Carignano 2


In past I showed an Architectural detail of Palazzo Carignano where there was the first Italian Parliament. Buil around 1650, its style is a typical piemontese baroque as all the square is. I hope to catch some photos of it taken by day.

Già in passato avevo mostrato l'imponenza di Palazzo Carignano nel quale, tra il tresto, ebbe sede il primo Parlamento Italiano. Spero di aver modo di fotografarlo bene in seguito ma nel breve è importante osservare quanto essi rappresenti il più alto esempio di Barocco Piemontese
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11 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

Elegant but restrained. It must be wonderful to stand in the middle of the square and look around 360 degrees.

Keropok Man said...

Very elegant building!

Structures like these always capture people's attention.

I am sure it must be a very photographed building :-)

richard said...

A good example of how essentialy a big square building can be rendered elegant by the use of proportions. Here also enlivened by the exuberance of the bow-shaped central part

dr. filomena said...

Quite impressive.
Thank you for sharing and for the information. For how long did the parliament stay there?

albi said...

and there is also a nice bookshop/bar in this lovely square..!

Sonia said...

What an impressive and amazing building!

Kalyan said...

WoW...very nice architecture of the building & very well captured shot too!

Nikon said...

The detail is really amazing.
Some of the buildings in Torino remind me of Trieste - what do you think?

Fabrizio - ikol22 said...

Thank you so much to everyone !

@ keropok, it is in fact

@dr. filomena, the chamber of deputies was here in 1848 and Torino was the capital of Italy, then moved in 1864 to Florence

@ Nikon, Torino and Trieste are architecturally different because thgeir history is different. Torino, for istance, looks like a lot Paris and our dialect is rich of many french words and pronounciation. But Trieste and Torino are "border cities" and they have in common what those kind of citizen have: temper.

dr. filomena said...

Thanks for the info! And for the kind words in my blog... I will keep on checking back with yours as it's truly interesting. By the time I visit Torino again I'll know better what to look at :-)

Nikon said...

Thanks for the explanation :)
I didn't spend enough time in Trieste to notice any tempers - but it had a differnt look from most other Northern Italian towns I'd been in - sadly I never got to Torino (: