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January 30, 2014

Castel Capuano

Castel Capuano

At the east end of via dei Tribunali, the roman city decumanus, Castel Capuano housed until recently the Naples Hall of Justice. Built in the 12th century, it has been a hall of justice and a prison since 16th century, under the Spanish viceroyship. I was asked to sketch this view to present its renovation project as a museum, connected to the old city and part of a new touristic itinerary. Its clock and the tower can be seen from a distance as a vanishing point of this narrow and crowded old street.
Inside the castle, in the old prisons, we went to sketch the weird "corpus delicti" collection during last spring Urban Sketchers workshop.

9 comments :

Joerg said...

Wonderful drawing, Simo! It´s reduced and very detailed at the same time.

URUMO said...

Excelent drawing! I´love your selective use of the colours.

Maike Bohlen said...

How nice! So light and good-humoured, it is detailed and story-telling and it looks like a summers´day.

memi said...

Delightful drawing, Simo.

Davide Piretti said...

Sempre bravissima Simo.

Orn B Jonsson said...

I like you style and coloring!

Simonetta Capecchi said...

...thanks! sketching in these crowded streets is kind of a struggle but always worthwhile!

kumi matsukawa said...

Wonderful, Simo!!!

VHein said...

What a wonderful sketch, Simo--full of life and flavor of the place!