The Piazza Vuota

The Piazza Vuota

“The Piazza Vuota is the largest piazza in the city of Osis, but is considered most unusual for its singular lack of any statue, fountain, or other centrepiece.

The buildings surrounding the piazza are without any doors or entrance ways, and their high walls make even this vast square seem like an enclosed space.

The small streets leading off the Piazza are similarly constructed, and the entire area is now considered to be an exemplar of mid-late period Shadow Architecture.

The simultaneous - and apparently paradoxical - sense of the vast open space of the Piazza, and the claustrophobic reaction caused by the surrounding imposing buildings, make this a frequent destination for the individual traveller.”

from The City of Osis, pub. by Lonely Planet