Having just spent Easter in Aosta where there is an Augustan traffic-straddling gateway in the central roundabout, this image brought a happy moment to mind.

‘A monument where a Bavarian king was riding on a metal horse in front of another colossal and traffic-straddling gateway.’


Source: Patrick Leigh Fermor, A Time of Gifts (London: Penguin Books, 1977), p. 102

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