Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

INSIDE

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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.

Victory monument

monument for Victor Emmanuel II

Note the statue of the king on horseback in front of the monument

statue of king on horse back

A closer look at the statue

I only realised the size of this statue when I saw a photo that was taken just after the completion of it.

inside the belly of the horse

inside the belly of the horse

After casting the equestrian group, Giovanni Bastianelli,  the foundry-owner,  made a toast with his workers inside the belly of the horse

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11 Kommentaar (+add yours?)

  1. rondomtaliedraai
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 01:59:00

    hoe op aarde kom hulle daar binne?

    Reply

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  4. Amy
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 13:22:22

    ..inside the belly of the horse, wow!!

    Reply

  5. campanulladellaanna
    Sep 16, 2013 @ 14:00:53

    Heel mooi beeld

    Reply

  6. Terri at Time To Be Inspired
    Sep 19, 2013 @ 04:30:30

    Great photos, and the last one is incredible! Thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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