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Brescia, Italy - The clock tower

Brescia, Italy - The clock tower, Piazza della Loggia


Situated in front of the Lodge rises the fifteenth century tower, repaired in 1546, on the facade of which can be made out a precious astronomical clock. On the complex quadrant are depicted images of the sun and symbols of the zodiac, whilst at the top of the building one can admire two wooden figures, laminated in bronze which beat the hours (i macc de le ure – i matti delle ore). The work was carried out by Lodovico Beretta to whom is also credited via Beccaria, which connects piazza Loggia to piazza Duomo. The mechanical clock however was concieved by Paolo Gennari of Rezzato and the quadrant was painted the follwing year by Gian Giacomo Lamberti. The sun and the moon are works by Giuliano Artefice and the four seraphin in gilded copper, in the corners, by Antonio Trombioli.


This photo is included in Flickr's Explore page on March 18, 2006 - number 311 of 500. Noticed March 19, 2006


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Uploaded on March 18, 2006