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Continuing my little Galleria Umberto I series...

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GALLERIA UMBERTO I is a public shopping gallery in Naples. It was built between 1887–1891, and was the cornerstone in the decades-long rebuilding of Naples — called the risanamento (lit. "making healthy again") — that lasted until World War I.

It was designed by Emanuele Rocco, who employed modern architectural elements reminiscent of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan. The Galleria was named for Umberto I, King of Italy at the time of construction.

The Galleria is a high and spacious cross-shaped structure, surmounted by a glass dome braced by 16 metal ribs.

THIS PICTURE is the view when standing exactly in the middle underneath the dome, then looking up on a sunny day. Gray day version to follow later.

THE WORKSHOP is an outside view of the Galleria to give you an idea of the construction.

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song title reference: Chris Bell

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