Images from Turrets Towers and Temples – The Great Buildings of the World, as Seen and Described by Famous Writers edited and translated by Esther Singleton.
The book was published before 1922 in the USA and is out of copyright.
The front cover is green with gold foil.
St Mark’s Cathedral, Venice, Italy.
This shot really brings out the size of the castle, the largest occupied castle in the world and still today a royal palace.
The main keep (the White Tower) was probably build around 1070, so it’ll be having its thousandth birthday soon.
“When you issue from these dark passages into this large space flooded with light, the effect is similar to that produced by a diorama. You can almost fancy that an enchanter’s wand has transported you to the Orient of four or five centuries ago. Time, which changes everything [...] [more...]
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