The clock tower belonging to the Governor's Palace in Parma, Italy.
Located on the northern side of Piazza Garibaldi, the palace used to be the seat of the Capitano del Popolo and combines two buildings dating to 13th century.
After undergoing several transformations, it was redesigned in 1760 by Ennemond Alexandre Petitot, a French architect working at the court of Philip of Bourbon. The baroque tower built in 1763 preserves in the belfry the original bell of the civic tower, which collapsed in 1606, while a crowned Virgo situated in the bell tower niche was made by the French sculptor J. B. Boudard.
Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its prosciutto, cheese, architecture and surrounding countryside. It is home to the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world. Parma is divided into two parts by the little stream with the same name.
It has a long history, already being a built-up area in the Bronze Age.
For those who are interested in a full history of the city, here is a link to the article on Wikipedea from which this information was taken.
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jurek1951 (42196) 2014-01-07 1:16
a very effective photo of this interesting architecture, great details and POV, Tfs
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-07 1:39
an beautiful clock tower here. Like the colour tone and depth of the image but didn't understood why it seems leaning right. Overall a very good frame. Tfs.
Fis2 (95471) 2014-01-07 4:19
Beautiful tower and cupola.
Good frame and super colors.
I would have preferred to plummet;)
Have a nice afternoon
timecapturer (49288) 2014-01-07 4:52
a beautiful tower this, full of wonderful detail and looking so exquisite in this setting. So Italian and leaning too! ;-). Looks magnificent against a blue sky.
jhm (150674) 2014-01-07 5:20
A lovely perspective and depth image.
A pity of the electric threads before the nice clock and tower, this not the mistake of the photographer.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (76206) 2014-01-07 5:45
J'aime bien l'art de la faire pencher un petit peu cette belle tour jaune tant en lui laissant sa majesté. Elle se découpe très bien sur fond de ciel bleu.
dkmurphys (57003) 2014-01-07 7:06
I like this weird angle for the tower, it looks original. Well taken, have a fine evening.
Silvio1953 (139727) 2014-01-07 9:41
Ciao Stephen, great POV on fantastic tower, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
Noel_Byrne (30059) 2014-01-08 0:58
This is a beautiful sharp capture of his interesting architecture. A very nice composition to have the tower as a strong foreground focal point and the dome as secondary, while the red roof is a great anchor in the scene against the wonderful blue sky. Lovely image, thanks as always
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-01-09 22:04
Lovely colors of the clock tower and the blue sky.Very well composed photo with excellent vivid colors. TFS.
- Copyright: Stephen Nunney (snunney) (96721)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon 18-55mm EF-S f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-06 23:58