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Photographer's Note

Leaning House
It is perhaps the best known element of the entire garden, one of the most striking oddities of the Sacred Wood, a leaning house specially built on a sloping boulder. It is naturally uninhabitable and bare inside, which also shows an irregular slope, the floor is not perpendicular to the walls, causing bewilderment and dizziness in those who enter it.
On one of the facades of the house the inscription is still legible:
ANIMUS QUIESCENDO FIT PRUDENTIOR ERGO
(By keeping silent the soul becomes more sensible)
The building appears to be about to fall but resists, firmly anchored to the rock. It is one of the first realizations of the Sacred Wood and was probably built by Giulia Farnese in 1555 when Vicino was a prisoner in a foreign land, captured in 1553 during the siege of Hesdin, as a wish so that the unhappy situation of his spouse would resolve itself in favorable way. On one wall of the building you can read the inscription:
CRIST MADRUTIO TRIDENTINE PRINCIPLES DICATUM
It is a dedication to Madruzzo, bishop of Trento since 1539, who probably intervened with the Spaniards to free Vicino.

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  • Copyright: Silvio Sorcini (Silvio1953) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 20037 W: 130 N: 42306] (222721)
  • Genre: 場所
  • Medium: カラー
  • Date Taken: 2022-06-14
  • Exposure: 30 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-06-19 2:30
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