Thursday, September 10, 2009

Corte d'Assise

Corte d'Assise, Courthouse of LivornoNice window, it isn't? Better not be looking the world from there, because this is the “Corte d'Assise”, the relatively more recent part of the “Palazzo di Giustizia” (Courthouse) of Livorno.Corte d'Assise, Courthouse of LivornoThe year of construction, written on the facade in Latin form, is 1880. The building has been recently restored.

23 comments:

Paulo Camacho said...

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Jacob said...

It's a beautiful restoration...I especially like the green shutters against that beige background.

You're saying if someone is looking out those windows he/she is probably in some trouble with the law?

Julie said...

I too, admire the colour combination. However, I am also intruiged by the shutters. Some open fully yet others have the ability to open just the bottom half. Do you know why?

JM said...

Glad they have restored it. The curved windows and frames are fantastic!

James said...

Wonderful photos. I would rather be on the outside. :-)

Team Splashi said...

Great blog & photos, good luck to you and to Livorno in Seria A

Cheers

Leif Hagen said...

Handsome restoration of a wonderful building! The dig the various shutters - groovy green!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Julie - All the shutters I see around can do this, it's a choice of the 'owner' how to open it. If you look closely even in the normally open shutters the bottom half is mobile. We call these shutters 'persiane'.
I'm still looking for a female presence in the statuary of Livorno, without any success. But I'm still trying...

Mo said...

Ah such a lovely place. Love the colours in Italy

amatamari© said...

Beautiful window!
But the green is a "scuro" not a "persiana" right?

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shot !! Loved the location !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Gunn White said...

Elegant and smart! :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

They did a fabulous work with this restoration!Beautiful façade.
Léia

Hilda said...

This is the first time I've seen shutters that are hinged this way — very interesting.

Lovely renovation too.

brattcat said...

I really like both of these images but I'm partial to that second with all the shutters speaking their own separate words. It's like they are singing a funny little song when you look at them all together.

B SQUARED said...

Is it air conditioned? That would really bring it up to date.

Halcyon said...

I love those shutters! I wish we had that type here.

Saretta said...

I guess if you're a lawyer it would be okay to be on the inside looking out. Otherwise...

Ellie said...

It is a bright and neat building - may be the idea is - it will instill a feeling of hope for justice and a fair outcome - but I agree better not to have business there unless you are a lawyer. Do lawyers make good money in Italy?

Fio said...

However, nice shots :-)

Tinsie said...

I love it when old buildings are restored :-)

tapirgal said...

The design is already so striking, tub those colors setit off so beautifully. It does look newer because of that, and not so much the "Old Italy" I think of. The word "striking" certainly applies here.

Baruch said...

Always great to see a restored building