Designed in the 1530's, this unique engineered well was designed to supply the city of Orvieto with water. The well was surrounded with two spiral ramps in a double helix accessed by two doors which allowed mules to carry empty and full water vessels in downward and upward directions without obstruction.
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Orvieto is a beautiful and fascinating medieval city. It was a major centre of Etruscan civilization. It was annexed by Rome in the third century BC. Orvieto, sitting on its impregnable rock controlling the road between Florence and Rome where it crossed the Chiana, was a large town: its population numbered about 30,000 at the end of the 13th century. Its municipal institutions already...
Alan and Marcia, Nevada residents, are avid photographers. Alan takes many photos while hiking around the area – you will see some of his dramatic landscape photos in our portfolio. Marcia looks at things from a different perspective – her photos are usually still life or photos of objects that she finds interesting or unique. Together, they present the eclectic display of photos which you see here.
As you can see, Marcia is camera-shy - she would rather be behind the lens than in front of it.
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