Photographer's Note

Castello Estense (‘Este castle’) is a moated medieval castle in the center of Ferrara, northern Italy. It is a large block with four corner towers.

Bizarrely the fortress was built not so much to protect the city from invasions, but to guarantee the security of the Ferrarese nobility in the event of riots by the Ferrarese people driven to desperation by taxes and flooding.


Girolamo Savonarola (21 September 1452 – 23 May 1498) was an Italian Dominican friar and reformer who preached against the perceived evils of the Renaissance. He was known for the destruction of secular art and culture, known as the bonfire of vanities. He prophesied the coming of a biblical flood and a new Cyrus from the north who would reform the Church.

Strange ruler, twisted mind...


This picture shows the Castello Estense with the statue of Savonarola in front of it.


song title reference: John Lee Hooker

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