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    Pathetic places need horse (or gondola) races; this one gives a chance for modern rollerbladers too, I think. The magic scenography of the large elliptical place PRATO DELLA VALLE in Padua (Padova, Italy) is a variation of the big amphitheater of this town which already has been well known 4 hundred years before Christ. Though deleted completely in the year 600 by the Logobardes this city is still living. The foundation of the university (1222), where Galilei worked, the big city walls (16th century) or this powerful urban construction PRATO DELLA VALLE (18th century) is a visual sign. Nowadays the architect Libeskind has built a September Eleven (2001) memorial – or Kengo Kuma’s architectural work is presented in the old town-hall PALAZZO DELLA RAGIONE (12th century). Something to criticize? Yes. The pope put the statue of GARIBALDI away. In the middle of the place of Garibaldi now we can find a Madonna-statue...
    "Prato della Valle" (Field of the Valley) :
    88620 square meters

    B℮n, nooradiance, enrico m, and 94 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. barcelonauta [deleted] 87 months ago | reply

      I have seen your "Superb Masterpiece Picture" in:
      Superb Masterpiece Group - Invited photos only

    2. Isco72 87 months ago | reply

      Splendido effetto!

    3. adudi 84 months ago | reply

      angolo perfetto di prato della valle, anche io ci ho provato ma non ho ottenuto lo stesso risultato, complimenti

    4. James-Hetherington 78 months ago | reply

      Incredible colours, stunning location.

    5. daniele1357 77 months ago | reply

      ...a better view?

    6. efilpera 66 months ago | reply

      Hello, I'm an admin of the group: Venice for the Olympics of 2020.
      We'd love to have you in the group.

    7. Irene Romeres 65 months ago | reply

      beautiful colors, i live i Padova and I love Prato della valle

    8. 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called We Love Veneto , and we'd love to have this added to the group!
      We will launch soon a blog entirely about Veneto and we would be very happy if you would visit us from time to time or even participate by posting your own experiences in Veneto. Hope to speak with you soon
      Take care

    9. H. Kosin 63 months ago | reply

      A powerful beauty!!!

      ...your AMAZING pic
      makes me feel
      and deserves an AWARD!!!

    10. Jolivillage 56 months ago | reply

      Bonjour, je suis un administrateur du groupe L'Europe pittoresque, et nous aimerions beaucoup que vous ajoutiez votre photo à notre groupe.

    11. albireo 2006 56 months ago | reply

      Vue dans le groupe - Seen in

      L'Europe pittoresque
      L'Europe pittoresque

    12. Jolivillage 56 months ago | reply

      Superbe lumière et composition !

      Vue dans le groupe - Seen in

      L'Europe pittoresque
      L'Europe pittoresque

    13. melcir.meri 53 months ago | reply

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    14. Denis Collette...!!! 53 months ago | reply

      Wow... a perfect vision... compliments...!!! Ü

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