Portrait studio at the fortress wall in San Marino
Along the Salita alla Cesta, going between middle and southern tower, there is this portrait studio in an open vault in the wall, this made us curious.
What to do, if it rains on the beach in Ravenna? We started with one 'let's look' and ended with 4 sight seeing tours to the small republic surrounded by Italy.
San Marino Panorama
From the mountain station of the cable railway photographed. The panorama shows the lower parts of San Marino.
Car license plate San Marino RSM
The coat of arms of San Marino with 3 towers of the fortress on the sign of a car.
John F. Kennedy street in San Marino
Every time we parked in the J.F.Kennedy street. For the first 3 hours 1.20 per hour. However, with 4. EUR one can park 6 hours, this reaches for Sight Seeing and food.
Steeply build in the mountain
3 floors height difference are between the side towards the montain of this building and the side to the valley down. So steeply is built San Marino in the mountain.
St. Franziskus church in San Marino
1351 began the construction work and were finished of beginning 1400. The today's appearance of the church in the neoclassic style exists since 1792.
Altar in der St. Franziskus Kirche
The cloister had been at the beginning in the place Murata. Because of constant invasion of the Malatesta family the cloister was moved in sure San Marino.
Paraglider over the roofs of San Marino
The thermic at the step Titano montains seems to be strong enough, to climb higher than the starting point.
Monument for the speech to the freedom
The monument in the plaza Sant Agata is dedicated to the protectors of the freedom. It reminds about invasion in 1739 up to the retreat on the 5th February, 1740 of the Alberoni.
Basilica San Marino
In 1826 to 1838 in the classicistic plan of the architect Antonio Serra built and in 1855 inaugurated. Pabst Pius XI raised her to the basilica Minor.
Coin well at the entrance in the basilica
On the left at the entrance in the basilica of San Marino there is a kind of wish well in a wall, where the religious people throw the coins in .
Garibaldi monnument in San Marino
The worldwide first monument for Garibaldi is a work of sculptor Galletti and was inaugurated in 1882. In 1849 Garibaldi with 2000 soldiers was on the run.
Government palace San Marino
Begining of the construction work in 1884, inauguration in 30. September in 1894. By the opening, poet Giosue Carducci held his famous speech about the everlasting freedom.
The Statue of Liberty before the government palace
Also in San Marino there stands a statue of Liberty. The statue is on the place beside the government building.
Fountain in the garden of Libuner
On the way by the passage of the savings bank to the pit of the crossbow shooters, on the right from the bended walls in the picture, there is this well with a big stone ball.
Pit of the crossbow shooters
The price of the freedom: always alerted, always ready to fight back. In the middle ages had the crossbow shooters from San Marino been very prominent.
Dancer at the pit of the crossbow shooters
Statues of famous Italian artists which formed the coins of San Marino are in a park beside the pit of the crossbow shooters. Here the dancer from Crocetti.
The embrace of the bees.
Artist Bini created this piece of art with embracing of the bees as a motive.
Pieta beside the pit of the crossbow shooters
Beside the natural pieces of art is also this half abstract Pieta.
Funicular toward San Marino
From Borgo Magiore a funicular leads to San Marino. Borgo Maggiore and San Marino belong to 9 castles from those the republic San Marino exists.
Cuore immacualta di Maria pilgrimage church
Pilgrimage site in Valdragone, one of 9 castles republic San Marino.
Wall between the turret of the mountain fortress San Marino
A way from the Cresta is on the wall to the Montale. It was impossibly to be been attacked by this side with the precipitous cliff slope.
Rocks: precipitous slope of the Titano mountains
So steeply it goes down on the eastern side of San Marino direction Rimini and Adriatic coast. The best protection before attackers from this side.
Quick portraits in 3 minutes
A human head to the chipher 3 caricatures. What the artist probably from my head makes? Short time later the artist appears in his studio.
He is very gifted and could with his art earn a lot of money, but he prefers the direct contact with all people who pass his vault in the fortress wall.
Staircase to Viale a Onofri
On the way back from 3 fortresses. With so many height difference on the precipitous cliff there are in San Marino many staircases.
Evening mood in San Mraino
The Titano mountains are the highest elevation in the visible vicinity. Look at the deeper situated land parts of San Marino in the late dusk.
Gasoline station in San Marino
Absolut not for a tourism country are the gasoline stations after 8 pm. Only Italian bankomat cards. All written only in Italian
Context description: portrait photo portraitphoto photos portraitphotos picture portraitpicture pictures portraitpictures pic.pics portraitpic.pics studio studios RSM Republik San Marino Repubblica di event events date time month 8 Aug August summer 2005-08