Saturday, 12 November 2011

Castle Nuovo, a medieval castle in the middle of Naples

It is a strange view, a medieval castle from the 13th century in the middle of the city of Naples. From the side of the harbour it looks like a simple structure, strong and boring. However, on the side of the city centre, you find the entrance. The white entrance is a day and night contradiction to the simples towers. The victory arch was designed by Francesco Laurana and the white middle piece is decorated with detailed sculptures. You can compare it to a beautiful white lady surrounded by strong black knights.

Het is een raar zicht, een middeleeuws kasteel uit de 13de eeuw in het midden van Napels. Van uit de haven lijkt het een eenvoudige bouwvorm die sterk en saai is. Maar langs de kant van het stadscentrum vind je het inkomportaal. De witte ingang is dag en nacht verschil met de eenvoudige torens. De overwinningsboog werd ontworpen door Francesco Laurana en het witte middenstuk is mooi versierd met beeldhouwwerken. Je kan het vergelijken met een mooie witte dame omringt door sterke zwarte ridders..

Castle Nuovo Naples
Castle Nuovo Naples
Castle Nuovo Naples
Castle Nuovo Naples
Castle Nuovo Naples
Castle Nuovo Naples
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6 comments:

  1. What a wonderful castle and strong tower. Great stone work and carved people. Beautiful photos.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  2. the castle is very impressive indeed, somehow it does complete the city, dont you think so?!
    fijne weekend:-)

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  3. ... great photos ........ a fantastic architecture and wonderful details. I really liked the pictures ....
    LG: Karin

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  4. I love your description of a beautiful white lady surrounded by black knights, that's just what it is. So huge and imposing, almost fearful. Did royalty live here? Perhaps a ruling dynasty of some sort? You got wonderfully descriptive pictures!!

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  5. Prima detail opnames....heel fraai vastgelegd.

    Groet, Joop

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