Bosco di Bomarzo, hanging house

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Elios Amati (tashime… on August 19, 2008

The park of Bomarzo was intended not to please, but to astonish, and like many Mannerist works of art, its symbolism is arcane: examples are a large sculpture of one of Hannibal's war elephants, which mangles a Roman legionary, or the statue of Ceres lounging on the bare ground, with a vase of verdure perched on her head.

The many monstrous statues appear to be unconnected to any rational plan and appear to have been strewn almost randomly about the area, sol per sfogare il Core ("just to set the heart free") as one inscription in the obelisks says. (from Wikipedia)

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Photo taken in Mostri Park, Località Giardino, 01020 Bomarzo Viterbo, Italy

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  • Uploaded on November 24, 2007
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    by Elios Amati (tashime…
    • Camera: OLYMPUS OPTICAL CO.,LTD C750UZ
    • Taken on 2004/03/19 09:48:59
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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