House Area: Shots of Meredith’s House From The West

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House Area: Shots of Meredith’s House From The South

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Two shots below: Main view from house is toward that nearby hillside


Three shots below: Laura’s window and steps down to apartment below



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House Area: Shots of Meredith’s House From The East

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House Area: Meredith’s Bedroom-Window Views, From North-East To North-West

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Images Of T-Junction Above House, Where The Broken Down Vehicle Was On The Night














































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House Area: Tee Junction, Dumpsters, And Gate Of Meredith’s House

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House Area: The Steel Stairs That Suspiciously Clanged On The Night

Shots below (1) runners ran up the ramp toward the steel stairs before the Perugia Science and Technology Office






Shots below (2) Madame Nara’s apartment window is at dead center above the tree and black car on the (US) 2nd level



Shots below (3) the steel stairs at the east end of the facility and below the Perugia Science and Technology Office






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Shots below (4) then through the arched passage through to Via Pinturicchio at right of the modern post office building.


Shot above: the passage through to Via Pinturicchio, not visible here is another passage off to the left.


Shot above: Via Pinturicchio; arch is at left; Meredith came from down there on her final walk home.



Shots above: the gelateria and chocolateria, with stone steps headed down to its left


Shot above: the top of the stone steps - the view here is the same the witness would have had


House Area: Locations On The Night That Witnesses Have Been Testifying About (#2)


Shot above: Swinging around, Via Garibaldi up to Sollecito and Guede residences is left of two streets ahead.


Shot above: swinging more, street down by park to junction and house, which everybody walked many times.


Shot above: swinging more, square with the benches, and, at rear, basketball court and stone stairs.


Shot above: again, the square with the benches, and, at rear, the basketball court and stone stairs.


Shot above: inside the square, with benches to the right under trees; basketball court back of camera

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House Area: Locations On The Night That Witnesses Have Been Testifying About (#1)

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Shot above: for orientation purposes, the School for Foreigners, where Meredith and Knox took their classes.


Shot above: Swinging around, Via Garibaldi up to Sollecito and Guede residences is left of two streets ahead.


Shot above: swinging more, street down by park to junction and house, which everybody walked many times.


Shot above: swinging more, square with the benches, and, at rear, basketball court and stone stairs.


Shot above: again, the square with the benches, and, at rear, the basketball court and stone stairs.


Shot above: inside the square, with benches to the right under trees; basketball court back of camera

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Walled City South: The Piazza Italia

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Probably this is as far south as Meredith normally walked in the city.

Likely she walked to this spot many evenings, as almost everyone does. The sunset (bottom shot) is a major, major draw.

The Piazza Italia is at the south end of the high butte as this shot shows. These first shots are of the famous views south, toward Rome.

They are something to really linger over, as many people do, and their mood changes constantly. And there seem to be many small free events at night under the trees and along the balustrade there. Art shows, musicians and the like. 

At bottom here, the ornate Palazzo del Governo for the provence of Umbria.

A magical area at night. As Meredith surely knew.


Walled City Central: The Great Corso Vanucci

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Okay, here’s a safe bet. Meredith walked the Corso Vanucci and related piazzas 40 to 50 times.

It’s a real people magnet. A place one is drawn to almost on a nightly basis.There’s lots of display, and laughter, and chatting, And the eye contact is considerable. Everyone looks at everyone.

Leading off of this main drag are many streets and many passages down. And lining the sides of it are offices, boutiques, pizza parlors, the occasional deli, more boutiques, and more pizza parlors.

Right. Some important scene-setting here. These shots are all taken progressively north, one or two looking back.

  • The shot above is looking north. Below, looking back, is the Piazza Italia of the previous post. And in the very great distance ahead, and a long way off down the hill, is Meredith’s house.
  • In between, in a straight line (shots here and next post), are a short stretch of street, then a widening into a piazza, another short stretch of street, another widening, a huge church, and another widening.
  • And then there are four routes off that northern piazza (next few posts). All lead down to Meredith’s house. Meredith probably used all four routes. But if you walk up and down enough, you tend toward one of them far more than the others. You’ll see which one soon.

The accordionist, by the way, was brilliant. Who KNEW the accordion could be played quite like that?

Would Meredith have stopped and listened? For sure.


Walled City Central: The Great Corso Vanucci At Night

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Walled City Central: Smaller Of Main Piazzas, And Courts

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At the end of this street above is the wonderful and very lively Piazza Giacomo Matteotti. And at night (next post) it looks even better.

To help to orient things, this is where we are now.

We are looking more or less north, slightly to the right of where Meredith’s house was. Down the hill at the end here is the Le Chic bar where Meredith was about to start working. At our back is the Piazza Italia.

To our left (running in parallel) is the larger Corso Vanucci with its own piazzas. And off the north end of the Corso Vanucci are three of the ways down to the house, captured in the four previous posts below.

You can see in the five shots directly below here the Perugia Court of Appeals.

This is where the suspects will hear the evidence against them, and probably be tried. It is always surrounded by cops and cop cars, as you can see. 

And even more-so on trial days, when the area becomes a complete zoo.

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Walled City Central: Smaller Of Main Piazzas - Nighttime Scene

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The same road-down and piazza we posted on below. So busy and bustling and crowded in the daytime. 

At night there are no cops, no stalls, and no vehicle traffic of any kind. Just gentle warm breezes, magical boutiques, and a few lovers window-shopping.

Shots taken around midnight. Quite a few people were still around, lingering in the bars and the pizzerias.

Below: three shots in the short streets that connect this smaller piazza with the main central piazza

Below: Four shots of the boutiques - not cheap but very tempting - around the smaller piazza itself

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Walled City Central: Street Down To The Chic Bar

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Patrick Lumumba’s modernistic Chic bar is two hundred meters down the sloping street north of the smaller main piazza above.

The location of the bar was a surprise: off the quieter of the two main piazzas, down a quiet street, in a neighborhood where mostly Perugians themselves live.

Not what would seem to be a very plum location.

Amanda Knox had waitressed at this bar, after a fashion, and it appears that Meredith may have been about to replace her.

Below: The Chic bar is there behind the cars in each of these three shots

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Walled City Central: The Chic Bar

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Daytime and nighttime shots of the bar where Amanda Knox had worked and where Meredith probably soon would.

Not a very large place. The lighting is nicely subdued and enticing, and the space-age tables and chairs rather cute. Noisy when busy? Possibly, though it comes across as a retreat rather than a hub.

It was unclear whether the bar was open for customers at this time. For reasons still unclear, the police prevented its opening for quite a while.

A main reason why it is now out of business.

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Walled City North: First Way Down To Meredith’s House

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To give it a name, it is Via Ulise Rocchi. 

This is the western-most route of the four. It heads down from the left side of the sub-piazza behind the church in the previous post, just visible in the first two shots.

Certainly the quietest and least spectacular, and unless one is heading to or from the School for Foreigners, through the city gate at bottom here, it would not be the shortest.

Nor would it be the safest to walk - the next street over (next post) has a footpath and steps and other protections for people on foot. This one does not.


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