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Glimpses Of Lucca

Frescoes in Odd Places

On Piazza Bernardini, on the main street, where via Roma becomes via Santa Croce, is a clothe store that extends into the old palazzo to its side. The ceilings of the rooms there, clearly visible from the road as you can see in the pictures, show some beautiful frescoes. I must confess that I have never actually entered the store, but it might not be a bad idea to try on some of those nice suits they sell.

Here are a few pictures:

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posted by michel, 2008-10-13

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Streetlamps of Lucca

I love Lucca streetlamps. They come in 2 models, curvy and boxy. Both are quite simple, but very elegant. In the Summer light, their dark tones contrast perfectly with the orange-yellow of most of the walls in the city, and produce beautiful shadows.

In fact, the best picture I have seen of a Lucca streetlamp... doesn't even include one: Designed by Shadow.

Here are a few pictures:

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posted by michel, 2008-01-29

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Towers

When walking through the streets of Lucca, you will see many interesting building facades, store windows, people, but also, if you lift your eyes a bit, you will get glimpses of some of the many towers that overlook it.

The most famous of the towers is of course the Torre Guinigi, with its distinctive crown of oak trees. You can climb its 230 steps to get to the top and get a great view of the city (but no, you cannot get married there, the trees take up too much space for even a small wedding party to fit on the top terrace).

You can also visit the Torre delle Ore, on via Filungo.

And then most churches have a bell tower, and there are a LOT of churches in Lucca, the city of a hundred churches.

So here are some pictures:

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posted by michel, 2005-12-28

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Facades

If you walk around Lucca, you will most likely admire the churches, the towers, the Palazzo Pfanner, the walls. But as you walk through the narrow cobblestone streets, you will be most rewarded if you pay attention to regular building facades: from huge frescoes on the walls of a bank, to the small insets hosting a statue of the Virgin found on many housesi, a lot of them offer something intriguing, or just plain beautiful to the eyes.

Here are some pictures to give you a glimpse of what you can find here:

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posted by michel, 2005-09-01

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About Glimpses of Lucca

This section presents pictures of Lucca, hopefully with a sensible topic for each post.

As with all pictures on this site, you can click on the thumbnails to get an enlarged version.

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posted by michel & gina, 2004-12-01

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