September 15, 2011

V is for Vittoriano on Piazza Venezia

Rome, 2007

Vittoriano on Piazza Venezia was nicknamed "the type-writer" by the Romans and 'the wedding cake" by American GIs of WW2. I still can't help but be impressed by the grandeur of Mussolini's white elephant.

This is my letter V for Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday

25 comments:

EG Wow said...

I bet it's gorgeous inside! I hope you have some photos to share with us one day. :)

ellen b said...

Fabulous!

lissa said...

it's gorgeous. when you say typewriter, I see it, though not at first.

Esther Joy said...

I enjoyed the photo even more by clicking on it to enlarge it to full screen. Beautiful!

Judie said...

Hahaha! I see why they call it the typewriter. A wonderful photo, and I, too, would love to see what it looks like inside.

The Cello Strings said...

solid building, it gives us lovely imagery from outside.

Kay L. Davies said...

It looks more like a typewriter than a wedding cake. I think I like it, now that typewriters aren't being manufactured any more.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Pondside said...

Great nicknames for a unique building!

Andrea said...

I was also mesmerized by that building, saw it in 2006. But your composition including the trees is very beautiful.

Sciarada said...

Oh! Oh! A celebration in my house!
Beautiful shot!
Have a good day Francisca, ciaoooo!!!

Carola said...

Beautiful framing with this huge trees.

Nita said...

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

This looks like it would be a wonderful place to explore.

ladyfi said...

It is very impressive!

Kaori said...

Yes, it IS very impressive! I love how you included the trees in your photo...it looks like a frame for the grand building :D

Monica said...

Rome is so beautiful! We were there last summer and I would love to go back - When it's not so HOT!

joo said...

Haven't been there for ages!Lovely photo:)

Sue said...

Wish I could jump into THAT picture!

=)

☆☆Mumsy said...

We don't see this kind of grandeur anymore! The building is absolutely fantastic.

Pat Tillett said...

I would have never thought it looked like a typewriter, but now that you said that, I see nothing else. Still, it looks like an amazing old building.

H said...

I laughed when I read 'The Typewriter', but then I looked more closely and I saw why! It looks just like a typewriter; the perfect description!

Cheryl D. said...

That is so beautiful! What a great V post!

Jo said...

Wow!..beautiful...wish I could go inside also.
~JO

Vicki/Jake said...

Awww, mysteries about everywhere... Beautiful photo's!

Jenny said...

What fascinating architecture. I'd like to see the inside, too!

I'm always fascinated by these ornate buildings!

Thanks for sharing this.

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