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Viale San Paolo del Brasile, Viale del Muro Torto

Byron 1788 - 1824
But I have lived, and have not lived in vain;
My mind may lose its force, my blood its fire,
And my frame perish even in conquering pain;
But there is that within me which shall tire
Torture and Time, and breathe when I expire;
Something unearthly, which they deem not of,
Like the remember'd tone of a mute lyre,
Shall on their soften'd spirits sink, and move
In hearts all rocky now the late remorse of love.

Childe Harold

In het park Villa Borghese. Villa Borghese is a beautiful and extended park, characterised by walkways, woods and lakes.
The Villa and its park were designed in 1605 for Cardinal Scipione Borghese. It contained 400 newly-planted pine trees, garden sculptures by Bernini’s father, Pietro, and dramatic water works built by Giovanni Fontana. In 1901 the park became the property of the Italian State. Near Piazza di Siena are the so called “Casina di Raffaello” and the 18th C “palazzetto dell’orologio”. These were summer houses from which people enjoyed the visits across the park.

Achter het museum

Museum Borghese,

Pietro Canonica's monument voor de Alpino en zijn ezel. Een eerbewijs aan de nederige
alpenstrijders die in de Eerste Wereldoorlog voor Italië vochten.

Vijver en de Tempel van Aesculapius.
The 19th century Temple of Aesculapius built purely as a landscape feature, influenced by the lake at Stourhead, Wiltshire, England.


Photo's taken on June 19, 2014


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Photographs and text © J.M.Posthumus

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