Thursday, October 22, 2009

Only in Ardenza

An ornate corner of a building on the Aurelia road, which crosses the suburb of Ardenza as “Via Mondolfi”.Same street and the quite original “portal” of Keloé, an artisan workshop specialized in signs and props.My friend Stefano pointed me to this star, right on the front of a house, still in Ardenza.

20 comments:

brattcat said...

It's sort of like jewelry for buildings. Thank you for turning your eye (and our attention) this way, VP.

Jacob said...

I like all of these ornamentations...we just don't have much of them in this country but I think they add a lot and make buildings much more interesting!

Hope you're having a good time!

Paula said...

I have a soft spot for metal workers. I love the details in the enlargement.

James said...

I like each one. They are nice to look at and have interesting style.

tapirgal said...

It's nice! I hope you're having a good time in London :)

Tash said...

I have a soft spot for stone carvers. Love the right side of the portal carving...enjoying your Italian version. I can try and see if I understand anything in my almost non-existant Italian. (but I have a 3-DVD Italian language course that I've been meaning to get to since 2004)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful carvings !!Loved the shot !!

Andreea said...

I love these little details and I always stop to photograph them, being in Bucharest or when I'm traveling abroad. When I see something like the lady with the flowers I always wonder what made the architect come up with something like that. Was it just the need to beautify or maybe there's a different story, maybe he had a wife or a daughter that he wanted immortalized. Lovely.

Hilda said...

Very beautiful and artistic embellishments — I like them all!

I hope you have a wonderful and safe vacation!

nobu said...

Each of them are nice.
But I like the first photo most.
So lovely!

Tinsie said...

Beautiful shots! I love the star and the lady with the daisies :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful ornaments, but that star really got my heart! It's so cute!
Léia :)

Stine in Ontario said...

The imagination of some property owners who want to make their buildings look special! Love this, VP!

Frank said...

The ornamentation on the corner must have been a heraldic family crest at one time? It is so finely crafted but is now plain.

Ellie said...

When she has flowers in her hair - nothing can go wrong! Charming ornament!

joo said...

Another wonderful series - I love details. This time I can decide which one is my favourite!!!Maybe the star (thank you Stefano) - it's the most unusual.

Halcyon said...

Neat! I love the way everything is decorated in Italy.

cieldequimper said...

My favourite is definitely the first one. Pity the signs are so modern on both sides.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I love that star, very interesting ornamentation!

JM said...

Another very cool set! The building corner is my favourite.