Sunday, May 22, 2011

Giuseppe Micali

Giuseppe Micali by Giovanni Paganucci, Palazzo di Giustizia, LivornoGiuseppe Micali (Livorno 1769 - Florence 1844) was a historian and archeologist, author of “L'Italia avanti il dominio dei Romani” (Italy before Roman rule, 1810) and “Storia degli antichi popoli italiani” (History of the ancient peoples of Italy, 1832).Giuseppe Micali by Giovanni Paganucci, Palazzo di Giustizia, LivornoHis statue was sculpted around al 1862 by the livornese Giovanni Paganucci and was originally placed at the “Liceo Niccolini”. It was moved into the courtyard of the local Courthouse in 1918.

Today we are coming home from our holiday, if you are curious about some pictures taken in Rome just click here.

16 comments:

Farmchick said...

I always like seeing sculptures. They add such meaning and thoughtfulness to a scene.

ρομπερτ said...

without, the place would surely feel empty.

thank you much for the inspiration of your yesterdays chain. please have a good sunday you all.


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Jack said...

Both are wonderful photos, VP. I hope you enjoyed your vacation.

Traveling Hawk said...

I like the inner courtyard were the statue is.

Randy said...

Very nice. You don't see too many seated ones.

Hilda said...

He looks quite at home in the courthouse's courtyard.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice VP! Your pictures from Rome are really wonderful, beautiful shots.

Dina said...

Bonne arrivée.

Do people still read Micali's works?
The courthouse must have lots of nice light inside.

Arianna said...

Non lo conoscevo, bella lezione di storia. Buona domenica, Arianna

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful sculpture and I'm enchanted by those arches and columns!
Léia

Birdman said...

Welcome back.

cieldequimper said...

Bon retour !

Have you read these books?

JM said...

Wonderful statue and courtyard too. Great information.

Kaori said...

He is sitting in a really great spot! Lovely photos!

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful images form Rome VP. The police car is impressive!

Theanne and Baron said...

Great photo of the side view of sculpture...what a strong profile he had! I like that you can see what he's sitting on!