Saturday, 28 April 2012

398 IT - Castel del Monte (1996)

Brief Description

"When the Emperor Frederick II built this castle near Bari in the 13th century, he imbued it with symbolic significance, as reflected in the location, the mathematical and astronomical precision of the layout and the perfectly regular shape. A unique piece of medieval military architecture, Castel del Monte is a successful blend of elements from classical antiquity, the Islamic Orient and north European Cistercian Gothic."

"国王腓特烈二世在13世纪开始建造这座位于意大利南部巴里的蒙特堡,他赋予这座城堡重要的象征 意义。这些象征意义反映在城堡的位置、建筑规划方面数学与天文学上的精准,以及完美的外形上。作为中世纪一座具有独特风格的军事建筑,蒙特堡无疑是古希腊 罗马风格、东方伊斯兰风格和北欧西多会哥特式建筑风格的完美结合。"

Source UNESCO WH website

Courtesy of Zoran from Croatia

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