Pisa – brickwork

Pisa, Italy. 9 April. The fifteenth century frontage of the Palazzo Agostini Venerosi della Seta overlooking the Arno. It is almost entirely modelled brick with some lovely details – there is a little figure holding the spiral column on the left of the second photo. Victorian architects like Alfred Waterhouse must have looked at buildings like this.

I imagine the top floor was originally an open loggia with five brick columns. As I understand it, the odd proportions are because the frontage spans several older tower houses.

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