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SpiderX22
10-30-2008, 06:27 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.gearthhacks.com/dlfile8560/Piazza-del-Compidoglio.htm>Piazza del Compidoglio</a></b><br><br>This place was designed by Michelangelo. On this place the Romulus and Remus statue can be seen.<br />
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Info by Spider X22:<br />
his splendid square was conceived by Michelangelo, who also designed the two palaces on the opposite sides of the square, whose divergence creates a widening perspective which is most effective. It is reached by the grand flight of steps known as the "Cordonata", built to a design by Michelangelo especially for the triumphal entry of the Emperor Charles V in 1536. Michelangelo placed on a new pedestal the equestrian statue of Marcus Aurelius (161-180), removed in 1981 for some delicate restoration and situated on the ground floor of the Museo Capitolino.<br /><br /><img src=http://www.gearthhacks.com/showimage.php?image=new/080505/340777Clipboard12.jpg>

SpiderX22
10-30-2008, 06:27 AM
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