The daily post selected the topic inside for this week. I was wondering what would be fitting for this topic, but when I saw these pictures, I knew they would fit in very nicely.
Officially known as the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, the enormous white marble monument that dominates Piazza Venezia was built as a tribute to the first king of a united Italy, Victor Emmanuel II.
Note the statue of the king on horseback in front of the monument
I only realised the size of this statue when I saw a photo that was taken just after the completion of it.
After casting the equestrian group, Giovanni Bastianelli, the foundry-owner, made a toast with his workers inside the belly of the horse