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Postcard from Austria – Goldenes Dachl

I do not always remember the places I’ve been but I remember everything that I saw in Innsbruck five years ago and in particular the Golden Roof in the Old Town, completed in 1500 and decorated with 2,738 fire-gilded copper tiles for Emperor Maximilian I to mark his wedding to Bianca Maria Sforza. The Emperor and his wife used the balcony to observe festivals, tournaments, and other events that took place in the square below. Because of its height, it’s very hard to photograph correctly with an iPhone.
Je ne me rappelle pas toujours les lieux que j’ai visité mais je me souviens de tout ce que j’ai vu à Innsbruck il y a cinq ans, surtout le Petit toit d’or dans la vieille ville, terminé en 1500 et décoré de 2738 bardeaux en cuivre dorés à l’or fin à la demande de l’empéreur Maximilieu 1er pour célébrer son mariage avec Bianca Maria Sforza. L’empéreur et sa femme se mettaient à cette loggia pour observer les festivals, tournois et autres événements qui avaient lieu sur la place en dessous. Il est très difficile à photographier correctement avec un iPhone à cause de sa hauteur importante.

5 replies on “Postcard from Austria – Goldenes Dachl”

I bet he regretted going to all this effort. Bianca Maria turned out to be a complete disappointment. He liked his women clever and capable. BM was stupid and frivolous. It probably didn’t help that she was young enough to be his daughter and that he had loved and admired his first wife, who had died in a riding accident many years before.

Ca alors! Ce qui est bizarre c’est que je l’ai écrit en français mais j’ai dû faire une fausse manip. J’ai rectifié le tir !

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