Friday, August 8, 2008

Monster Park

Il Parco dei Mostri:

By the middle of the 16th century, Vicino Orsini created, in his estate at Bomarzo, a labyrinth of symbols, where Ladies and Knights might look for what they most wanted and wonder till they got lost.

He populated the sacred wood with monsters and tortoises, obelisks, nymphaums and giant statues. After Vicino Orsini's death nobody cared any longer for this jewel of mannerist art, that after centuries of oblivion has been saved and restored

Monster Park video
a few images
a few more images
via Nag on the Lake

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