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Bomarzo - the World of Things


The weirdest garden ever created is located just outside the small village of Bomarzo, in Italy. It contains some of the most horrific larger-than-life statuary that one can imagine. One of Hannibal’s elephants carries a trampled soldier, a giant tears apart his enemy, a dragon combats its prey and a colossal mouth gapes open to swallow visitors.
The reason this garden or grove of monsters was created hasn’t been clearly understood but author Christopher McIntosh, suggests that it was a method for its creator Orsini to help him deal with his depression after the loss of his wife. McIntosh likens it to a person who is depressed and finds that reading gloomy poetry creates a counter-reaction that cheers him up.

Important dates: 218 BC (Hannibal crosses the Alps using elephants during the Second Punic War); 4th July, 1523 (Pier Francesco Orsini is born); November 2017 (launching of PowaINFRA - an awesome Internet of Things).
This post forms part of the series of posts around 1001 Awesome things that have shaped our world.
Now that you know about an awesome thing in the world, discover our awesome world of things...
Visit the website of DS or email info@ds.co.za to discover awesome #IoT solutions and services. Everyone need a Bomarzo. In our jobs, in our life, we require these channels to cheer us up. A strange garden, an interesting hobby, or strange quirks.

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