Friday, July 24, 2009

Frescoed Lift

Frescoed lift, Istituto Pietro Mascagni, LivornoI have to reveal you a secret: I know two Stefanos. Both are my friends and while one has the keys of almost everything, the other has already shown us the “Istituto Pietro Mascagni”, where we are going back now.Staircase, Istituto Pietro Mascagni, LivornoIn the first visit at the academy I missed the frescoed door of the lift and the simple geometrical poetry of the main staircase.Court, Istituto Pietro Mascagni, LivornoThe sun was scorching in the beautiful court and the “score and baton” fountain was still dry, but we can see it a little better in these images.Fountain, Istituto Pietro Mascagni, LivornoWe are not finished yet with this building, part of the “Gherardesca” compound: we have still to see two very different and peculiar rooms.

20 comments:

henny said...

Two Stefanos? It's so not fair! Lovely details. In the first photo, It's painted, is it? But no matter I tried to convince myself, it does look like real.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow
Magnificent pictures and sooo adorable composition!
Thanks for this wonderful post bringing joy for your friends heart today!
Léia

Bonjour Luxembourg

White Oleander said...

I like that sculpture a lot...very original:)

Steffe said...

Aha, the music school. I remember that art work. Some interesting details here.

Had I been born in Italy I'm guessing Stefano would have been my name.

Gunn White said...

The photograph with the staircase is fantastic!

joo said...

Lucky you:)
The first photo with the little painted bird is lovely but the staircase in the second one is my favourite!
The court with the fountain is also superb!

Jacob said...

How lucky you are with two Stefanos to assist you in your photographic art.

And these photos are indeed photographic art...

Beautiful building. Will look forward to the other different and peculiar rooms!

Saretta said...

I love the photo of the stairway!

B SQUARED said...

What a great place. I bet there are a lot of echos in that stairwell.

Hilda said...

That's a very good trompe l'oeil! For a minute there, I thought the ornamentation was a real sculpture. I also like the balustrade of the staircase. But, really, it's still the score and baton fountain that I really love!

Looking forward to those two 'peculiar' rooms.

brattcat said...

These photos make me want to come this very minute and have the experience of being there in the flesh.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful architecture! I love those giant windows.

Antjas said...

Love the trompe l'oeil and the score fountain. The staircase looks like the letter "S" for your 2 Stefanos.

James said...

Fantastic pictures, the second one from the top stands out for me. I like how the stair case is framed.
Great stuff.

amatamari© said...

Beautiful pictures and your story: two Stephen, the palace, the music...
Ah ma che bel blog!
:-)

tapirgal said...

These are lovely, and beautifully cropped. I especially like the first two. I'm looking forward to seeing those unusual rooms!

Tash said...

Lovely building and photos. The sculpture is amazing - it just seems to floats with music.

Tinsie said...

Nice photos. My favourite is the one of the two doors :-)

Leif Hagen said...

I love the musical notes sculpture! I play violin! Bravo! Encore!

Ming the Merciless said...

I love the stairwell photo. It reminds me of the stairwell at the hotel I stayed in Rome.