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Companion shot to my previous post, this. I was in doubt which one to post as a main post, which one to be relegated into a WS. Then decided I liked them both the same & that they both merited a main post. I do hope you won't disagree too much.


So...continuing my Galleria Umberto I series...

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 dull day. For a sunny day version, see my previous post.


song title reference: Chris Bell

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