Giardino dei Tarocchi

28 July 2015

After a relaxing day at the beach we visited the amazing Giardino dei Tarocchi – the Garden of Tarot – near Orbetello in southern Toscana.
This is a sculpture garden made by the French artist Niki de Saint Phalle that contains colorful sculptures representing the 22 figures found on tarot cards.

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This is for instance the Temperance dancing on the roof of a little chapel:

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Niki de Saint Phalle lived inside this sphinx-like Empress for several months during the construction of the garden:

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Difficult to believe, but this is a real house with windows (Chris is looking out one of them!), kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and a balcony.

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Walking through the park we were impressed by the amount of different colours, forms and materials that were used.

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