My Preferred Patch of Greenery in Como


Walking in the most important park of Como, near the lake. A great place to relax, have fun, play sports, and see some important buildings who tell us the history of the most important citizens of the city.

My preferred patch of greenery is only two-hundred meters away from my home. This place is known as “Giardini a Lago” and as you can see in the first photo, the most important building is the “Tempio Voltiano”, dedicated to the city’s famous scientist, Alessandro Volta. Inside there is a museum with the electrical instruments that he used.

We found an old steam locomotive at the park: this was the place of the old train station.

Autumn is the best season to visit Como, the colours are great! See these leaves on the ground!

A good place to have fun, play, and meet friends!

Now another important building in the garden, the “Monumento ai Caduti” dedicated to the soldier-victims in World War I. This great monument was a project of Arch. Antonio Sant’Elia. Before World War I he made a project for an electric power station, but the beginning of the war delayed its production. After the war, the original project was changed (there was no more need for an electric station) so it became a memorial of the victims of the war. This is the one of the most important “Monumento ai caduti” in Italy!

The first three photos were taken with my Lomo LC-A and a cheap color film (Esselunga 100) not cross processed. The last two with an old Zorki 6 camera and a Fujicolor 200 film.

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written by sirio174 on 2012-02-03 #places #park #green #grass #locations #location #greenery #italy #urban-adventures #como #requested-post #giardini-a-lago #alessandro-volta #tempio-voltiano

One Comment

  1. sommer
    sommer ·

    nice photos!! i love the one with the leaves! : )

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