With a Little…Lucca…

 

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Lucca is primarily known for, and touted for the thoroughfare that runs atop the wall that encircles the city.  Granted, if you have the time or inclination, it is a good place to walk, jog, or ride a bike around.

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The original Cathedral, the Duomo of San Martino, was built in the 6th century at San Martino Square, but this building was begun in 1063, using some of the original materials.

 

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Ilaria del Carretto’s tomb.  She was Mrs. Guinigi whose family built this tower.

 

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The one with the trees….photographed from the bell tower of the ‘hidden cathedral’…. in which there were….

 

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Legend has it that the citizens of Lucca were asked to design the columns and the ‘prettiest’ would be chosen, but instead they used all of the design entries. Another story says that they had various artists to do the designing and then the citizens opted to use them all, without compensation to the artists for their individual efforts…You know, that kind of “We’re still making up our minds” line.  Somehow, I’m afraid, that story rings more true…  Sempre allora…

 

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Inside the Duomo of San Martino

 

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Through the streets to…

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The more prominent Cathedral of San Michele

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But, time has NOT passed this city by……

 

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And, as noted in my last post,

https://rkpowers.wordpress.com/2017/11/08/within-the-walls/

the journey literally ‘inside’ the walls is a unique experience.

 

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~ by rkpowers on November 12, 2017.

3 Responses to “With a Little…Lucca…”

  1. Beautiful

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  2. Really interested in hearing the difference between The Rolling Stones With and Without a Filter!

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