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Altar of the Fatherland

By Philip_H
Part of the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II (National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II) or Altare della Patria (Altar of the Fatherland) or "Il Vittoriano", Rome, Italy.

The monument was built to honour Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. It occupies a site between the Piazza Venezia and the Capitoline Hill. The monument was designed by Giuseppe Sacconi in 1885; sculpture for it was parcelled out to established sculptors all over Italy. It was inaugurated in 1911 and completed in 1935.

The monument is built of white marble and features stairways, Corinthian columns, fountains, an equestrian sculpture of Victor Emmanuel and two chariots and winged victories.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'A Bridge Too Far'.

Best wishes,

Tags: Rome Sculpture Architecture Italy Marble Bronze Altare della patria Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II National Monument to Victor Emmanuel II Altar of the Fatherland Victor Emmauel II First king of Italy

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1887 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 5:59PM
Excellent composition, making simple sense out of the marble wedding-cake extravaganza.

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jdinne 14 16 England
29 Sep 2012 6:07PM
Brilliantly composed Philip, great contrast and detail.

evelen 13 5 England
29 Sep 2012 6:31PM
excellent capture .
29 Sep 2012 6:34PM
Excellent composition
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 8:28PM
A cracking image, Phillip, you have handled the exposure superbly, and the composition works well.
Nice one.
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nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
29 Sep 2012 9:24PM
Great compo and light!
HELANA 8 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 9:36PM
Great capture Philip,supper composition .
pamelajean Plus
12 1.0k 1996 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 10:06PM
A splendid work of art, and you have captured so much detail in the figures on this monument.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.3k 30 England
29 Sep 2012 10:15PM
How gorgeous. I'm glad they keep it so clean.
CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 9:39AM
First class detail in this excellent composition.

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