Split Peds in Dubrovnik

by robertmcnicol

There’s a tendency toward the Baroque in Dubrovnik and they really know how to split their pediments.

They stick three of them together, round a corner:

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Not enough for you? Want four in a row, preferably topping out some engaged ionic columns? Fine.

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Fancy, eh? Well – not as fancy as this. This is proper Baroque – an angel of some variety, lots of thick swirly bits, and a beautifully broken pediment:

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Too much? Not keen on heavenly host? After something a little…chunkier? The good architects of Dubrovnik will provide:

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That’s nice, isn’t it? That demi-split, or whatever you might call it. Not really broken but still missing. A trick so good, you might do it twice on the same façade:

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Lovely.

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