Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Last Turret

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoAt the southernmost end of the villas along “Viale Italia” we have this peculiar building: its turret is not high, but absolutely typical.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThis last villa borders on the trees around the “Caprilli” racetrack.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoLiberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoA detail of the top of the turret and an exotic shaped window, quite at odds with the modern rolling shutter.

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

28 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

The light and that sky. Lots of drama.

Jacob said...

Well, this does not resemble our new villa at all! Funny how that works. It is a spectacular building and I do love the turret, even if it appears a bit worse for wear and in need of some repairs and some paint.

I'd guess it is rather old, right?

IamMBB said...

What an interesting building. Appears to have some Moorish influence.

Boise Diva said...

It looks so historical to me...until I see the antenna.

Halcyon said...

Beautiful building. The sky looks a bit menacing however. Hope it didn't rain on you!

tapirgal said...

I love dark skies with sunlit foregrounds, and what a foreground it is. This is spectacular. With some of my favorite Italian palm trees, too. What a lovely building! I didn't notice that the shutters were modern, and probably wouldn't have thought of it. You're used to how it should look, but to me it seems to go together OK.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great light on a wonderful building. Great shots Vogon!

Gena D said...

I love the 'worn" details, not to mention the "moody sky" nice shots!
Gena @ thinking aloud

James said...

There is nothing like that here. We don't have palm trees either. The palm in your top photo is beautiful.

Dina said...

Long live all things exotic!

Rob and Mandy said...

Spectacular sky! Love the contrast between the building, the palm tree and the threatening sky.

joo said...

This building is a bit bizzare, but I like it - my favourite is the second photo.

Saretta said...

Fancy architecture, love the Moorish details!

Cezar and Léia said...

Fabulous shots.This house is different and the last shot is cool with the details of modern rolling shutter!
BTW,That palm tree is also beautiful!
have a great Sunday dear friends!
Léia

lodolite said...

la prima foto mi piace particolarmente ha i colori che prediligo e un cielo carico di energia.
ciao simona

Gunn White said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful and interesting shots.
Your last photo is my favorite...
Have a nice Sunday!

Kate said...

I really enjoy the composition of the first two photos. Hope you're having a good Sunday.

cieldequimper said...

Is this really the last one? Can you not find us some more? I'm so enjoying this series. The modern shutters don't bother me as much as the state of disrepair.

Nice sky btw, did it pour down?

brattcat said...

Such an astounding sky as the background to this little gem. I love the details. The peeling paint only enhances the appreciation for the turret.

Leif Hagen said...

Some great architectural details! Maybe the architect thought "more is more?"

henny said...

The first two photos are gorgeous with the skies create such nice contrast. Is this a residential place today? I was wondering what was used to be the shutter back then before this modern rolling one.

Lois said...

It's an interesting place. I do like the pastel color.

JM said...

The details are wonderful but the sunny photos with the dark sky are my favourites.

amatamari© said...

A fantastic series and the second photo is absolutely the most beautiful!
Thanks!

Stine in Ontario said...

Do people actually live in these beautiful villas today? I guess they must if there's a modern-day shutter in one of the windows. The architecture is so beautiful!

Tash said...

Gorgeous villa. It does need a helping hand in preserving the woodwork. Must cost a lot to maintain something like that.

Andreea said...

Nice series which seems to do justice to this beautiful building. It's great that you're showing us the details, this way we can get a better idea of the architecture.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Such an incredible sky!!!!!

And the building and details are great!