Friday, January 29, 2010

The Final Pair

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThis is our last set of turrets, belonging to a pair of identical villas.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoA turret is still open while the other is closed by windows.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThe two villas share a large pool on the back of the buildings.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoBoth houses sport ornate corner balconies. This is our last stop along “Viale Italia” and, for a while, we are done with turrets.

See also: Viale Italia - The Last Turret - Moorish Mansion - Hotel Gennarino - Near a Castle - Sideways - Twins - Pergola Turrets

25 comments:

Tash said...

Stunning architectural beauty. & as I previously said, you've taken full advantage of the dark sky for some amazing photos. Actually, your 'new' towers put the old mansion PV tower to shame, but it's the same idea (http://palosverdesdailyphoto.blogspot.com/2009/12/towers-neighborhood-church-flagler.html)

Rob said...

Beautiful architecture old designs but new. That dramatic dark sky really makes these turrets pop out.

Jacob said...

Thanks for sharing your photos of the various villas...

These last two are stunning...and must be quite large.

So what do people use the turrets for...are they another room in the house, a place to get away? I would imagine they provide some scenic views of Livorno and its surroundings...

James said...

I like these even more than the last. They look really nice and also familiar. I think I've seen this style copied in a condominium community in Texas.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful architecture. These villas are just magnificent. Thanks for sharing these.

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing these magnificent shots!

Gena D said...

Great shots of wonderful architecture, and again amazing, amazing skies!!!!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

tapirgal said...

You've saved the most dramatic turrets and the most dramatic sky for the end - like a fireworks show where everthing explodes in the last few minutes. Yesterday's first pic (also visible on the screen as I write) is so striking it's almost hard to say that, but I think it's true. This was a remarkable series. So, what are you going to do next? :-)

joo said...

Wonderful villas, pretty big, and must be nice to have large pool:)

Wolynski said...

That stormy sky really make these pictures pop - all quite beautiful. I guess the turret on the left is an apartment now. Gorgeous colors on these buildings.

Hilda said...

Not just the balcony — the entire villa seems to have lots of ornate yet subtle details.

Thank you very much for the tour of these lovely twin, turreted villas! I enjoyed it very much!

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable series!
It's a charming and elegant place to live, but you must have "money"indeed to take some like it!
The first shot is so impressive,I mean about the light in all, it's beautiful.Your pictures are awesome, you have much talent for it!
Léia

VP said...

The pictures of these turrets, almost all taken the same day, were posted in chronological order of shooting.
The sky was as it was and the sun was going down fast, as you can see in these last images.
Sorry for you, these are the last turrets along “Viale Italia”, but absolutely not the last ones in Livorno...

Andreea said...

I can't decide if I like more the windowed one or the open one. The closed one can be used in winter as a reading room, I imagine the light is great in there. The open one can be used as a shaded place in summer but not forcing you to sit in the air conditioned indoors. Tough choice.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

More gloriously dramatic skies and beautiful buildings! I guess you were lucky to have such a super sky for all these pictures.

The details and decorations are wonderful--and the color.

Lois said...

I'm sad to see the turrets end, but these are simply gorgeous! I'm dreaming of what it must be like to have a room in that one with the windows. Beautiful!

magicpolaroid said...

bella architettura e che contrasto con il cielo! bravo!
ciao, Luis

Stine in Ontario said...

This is such a good history lesson, VP, as I had no idea the moors have had such an influence on Livorno!

JM said...

Just look at these skies and turrets, pergola or not! All shots on both posts are simply amazing! Great work again, VP.!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Oh don't say "final", I love the turrets (whether useful or decorative) and the beautiful skies.

Three Rivers Daily Photo

cieldequimper said...

Nice one! This one reminds me of Rome, opposite the writing machine. Have a great weekend.

amatamari© said...

Va bene, se non costano tanto le compro tutte e due, una per l'estate e l'altra per l'inverno!
Magnifica questa serie, un bel contrasto quel cielo denso, carico di nubi e la gentilezza dell'edificio.
Grazie!
:-)

brattcat said...

I hope they are happy neighbors in their beautiful homes. Thank you for letting us linger there with you.

Dina said...

Thanks for the turret tour. I learned, and enjoyed, a lot.

ellievellie said...

They look like a giant portal to something mysterious. Great place! The twin series were really fun!