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  Front of the building with the tops of the columns
by iandsmith
 
 

Wool. In Australia we know about wool. For many years there was a saying "Australia rides on the sheep's back". It was worth millions to our economy but, of course, the sheep came from overseas and, co-incidentally, these days the most expensive bales are bought by Italians.
The Loggia dei Mercanti pictured here represents the commercial side of the city of centuries ago. It was erected around 1500 and financed by the rich Wool Guild. The portico has elegant, slim features which are more evident because it is adjacent the Church of San Francesco. The front part has 27 arches placed on Corinthian columns.

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  • Updated Nov 6, 2012
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