Sunday, November 22, 2009

Balustrades

Balustrades, Terrazza Mascagni, LivornoWith the tiles come the sinuous balustrades sneaking around the Gazebo and, when the sea is rougher, often sprayed by the waves.Balustrades, Terrazza Mascagni, LivornoThe southern end of the “Terrazza Mascagni” seems to lead you toward the “Grand Hotel Palazzo”, the magnificent 19th Century hotel recently restored to a five-star splendor.Balustrades, Terrazza Mascagni, LivornoOne of the shortest curl of balustrade, at the South end of the promenade. This is not far from the “Love Padlocks” and the church of “San Jacopo in Acquaviva” is just a short walk away.

Search labels: Terrazza Mascagni
See also: Terrazza Mascagni - Tiles - Whitecaps - At the “Terrazza” - Saint Sylvester - Theme Day: Postcard-worthy - Beyond the Balustrade

25 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

You probably wouldn't want to try but when things get sprayed by the waves in real cold temperatures, some amazing ice sculptures may appear.

Jacob said...

This is such a beautiful area! I think when I visit Livorno I'll stay in the Grand Hotel Palazzo. Hmmm...maybe I'd better check the prices first!

Kudos to whoever designed this balustrade.

Luis Gomez said...

Vogon, what a beautiful series of photographs. I love the composition and the way you show the tiles and the balustrades. Once again thank you.

Tash said...

I do like the checkerboard tiles and I'm glad you pointed out the balustrades - the tiles seem to steal the show usually. Lovely curved lines - nicely photographed.

Wolynski said...

The balustrades are gorgeous, especially the first photo.

tapirgal said...

These pix are all absolutely lovely. I just noticed how the shorter (less tall) border along the grass and around the plants seem to take up where the taller balustrade leaves off in the last picture - like music of the same period.

As long as Jacob is going to pay the bill for us all, I'd like to stay in that hotel, too.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I am imagining the waves curving over the balustrades and beautiful tiles, that would be something to see. The second photo, with the curved and straight lines, is especially nice.

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cieldequimper said...

How nice to sit in the gazebo and be sprayed! I love everything about this esplanade, it's really elegant.

Jilly said...

What fabulous shots! Mindblowing perspective here. So beautiful.

Fio said...

I like a game between black&white 'cheesboard' and a column of balustrade.
Perfect compositions!

Asta said...

Hi there,

It is a magnificant place. The buildings and the tiles are grand. Very beautiful!

Have a happy Sunday!

Best regards
Asta

joo said...

It's such a chic place! The balustrades look fantastic - and what a nice subject:)

Hilda said...

Thank you for the past two days' series about the Terrazza. I love everything about it — wet or dry!

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful place, the second picture could be in a tourist book!
God bless you!
Cezar

Halcyon said...

I was actually looking at the checkered driveway. But both elements of the photo are neat!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

These ballustrades are lovely!As is the terrazo ad the buildings. Wonderful.

amatamari© said...

Posto incantevole, splendide foto!

Rob and Mandy said...

Excellent photos, truly excellent!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful balustrades and tiles. You're right, you could play with those geometric lines and curves for hundreds of pictures, if not thousands:)

Steffe said...

Those checkerboard tiles looks great here. Really good composition on that first photo.

Virginia said...

LOVE the tiles and the curvy balustrades make a nice compliment. Lucky you to live in such a beautiful place.
V

Stine in Ontario said...

I would have thought the tiles would make the ground very busy looking...but I actually LIKE it!

Andreea said...

Nice series, I'm glad that you pointed out the balustrades because my eyes were instantly drawn to the pavement - and missing them would have been a shame.

Ilse said...

Really captured the grace & flow of a fine balustrade here. Difficult to do I imagine.

JM said...

These two posts are just fantastic! You surely have shown us the best perspectives! Great job!