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Continuing my Galleria Umberto I series, here's another classic view of 19th century Napoli grandeur. The gallery is a photographer's delight. I had to visit the gallery twice: first time the sky was dull and grey, the next day it was a blue bowl.

More will follow...

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

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song title reference: Colin Towns

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