Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Via Calzabigi

Palazzo, via Calzabigi, LivornoIf you check on the left of the castle gate of “Villa Maria”, you can see this ornate building with these great balconies.Palazzo, via Calzabigi, LivornoIt is an eye catching “palazzo” and in perfect condition.Palazzo, via Calzabigi, LivornoEven the front door has something special.

29 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

And as usual the most beautiful houses still have those bloody boring cars lined up in front of them. There should be some law against this!

amatamari© said...

Really a beautiful building, interesting and unusual!
Thanks!

tapirgal said...

You've been hiding this gem from us. It's really outstanding! Nice, nice photos, too.

Tash said...

It's picture perfect. If I could design a building it would look a lot like this. (I hope the villa gets a benefector too to pay for a speedier restoration. I'd think the well-to-do neighbors would want to pitch in.)

Clueless in Boston said...

This is a beatiful looking building, and a great doorway for a Wednesday too.

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

Eye-catching is the word alright. WE don't have buildings like this here and it's always a pleasure to see them.
(I'll have the top balcony please!)
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Ellie Vellie said...

This one is very pretty - not as much as the fencing champion one, but very close! Looks like a doll castle!

Hilda said...

This is one beautiful building! I love the stonework and the ornate door.

Dina said...

And each floor is different!
Imagine, walking through such a door every day.

Gunn White said...

BRAVO!!:-)
Thanks for sharing these beautiful shots/details!

joo said...

The front door is beautiful. I love this building - it's ornate but elegant. When was it built?

cieldequimper said...

Oh yes, this IS very nice. Any history to it?

Julie said...

The palette for this building is gorgeous, VP. This building has a touch of the Moors to it. Do you think?

I knew you would be hurrying me along to get to the boats and not waste time with preparations and people!! I will agree that boating can be a genre all its own!

Eleonora said...

Eye-catching is right!
Bellissimo palazzo.

Auguri xx

brattcat said...

Except for the cars this could be a Shakespearean stage setting.

Margaret said...

Wow... it's almost Glasgow Style, as if Mackintosh had a hand in it somewhere! I think it's one of the neatest buildings I've ever seen. Just another reason to get to Livorno one day.

Kaori said...

I absolutely love beautiful buildings, and this is definately one of them! So much detail :)

Luis Gomez said...

Vogon what a beautiful building. Thanks.

Tinsie said...

That's a wonderful building! I wouldn't mind living in a place like that :-)

Halcyon said...

You have the coolest buildings!

James said...

That's a beautiful building and I love your composition.

Vogon Poet said...

@ joo - Other buildings in the same street date back to the early 1930's, but I'm not sure.
@ Julie - It has definitely a Moorish touch.

Rob and Mandy said...

That's a beauty!

Stine in Ontario said...

The building is outstanding! Love the balconies and the door in the bottom photo is extremely beautiful to my eyes.

I wish you all the best in 2010, VP!

Ilse said...

Is that Venice in Livorno?

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A beautiful building with beautiful details!

Andreea said...

What a beautiful building and it looks so well preserved. I love it.

JM said...

This building simply is gorgeous and I'm sure your shots make it justice!

Wolynski said...

Stunning building - love the muted, pastel colors of Livorno.