Monday, January 11, 2010

Moorish Mansion

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoWhen I said “last turret” it was only in merely topographic terms, because there are still several villas to be seen on “Viale Italia”.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoIt is definitely in Moorish style and, as any other villas in this place, it was built in the 1930s.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThe turret is quite elegant and the whole thing is perfectly kept.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoI'm afraid you'll have to expect few more of these fancy buildings in the next days.

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

30 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Cars and cars. There should be a no-parking zone around delightful buildings.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Please, more turrets! These are wonderful to look at. I especially like the angle of light in the first one - and the clouds.
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Lois said...

I really like the blue in the windows! It goes well with the yellow. I would love to see more of these!

Leif Hagen said...

Yeah! I love seeing those villas! Couldn't you ring their doorbell and ask to go inside for coffee and a few photos for the Livorno Daily Photo blog?! I'm more than a little curious!

Luis Gomez said...

I would agree with Leif. Ring the bell, coffee and some photos inside! ;)

Tash said...

It's lovely...That large window esp. Works really well with the blue shades - who would of thought. Does anyone know what the script means?

Dina said...

Look at that light! Brilliant.

tapirgal said...

They keep getting more dramatic. They are all wonderful, and the first shot is spectacular. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of them.

joo said...

It's amazing how imaginative can people be! I feel a bit ambivelent about those villas, but can't wait to see more!
Nice week o you:)

Babzy said...

wow the light in the first pic is stunning !

Steffe said...

I will try my best so handle all these fancy homes.

Nori said...

This is mansion, isn't this?
We call every condominium mansion in my country.
So I live in "mansion"!

brattcat said...

I think we can handle a few more fancy places, especially with that extraordinary light shining on them.

Andreea said...

Beautiful building. The palm was well chosen, it adds to the overall feel of the scene.

Was Moorish style a trend in 1930's Livorno?

Hilda said...

Bring them on! Especially if they're as gorgeous as the two you've just posted. The details are just fabulous.

Jacob said...

I thought surely Per Stromsjo would mention the "Swedish" colors!

A gorgeous place and you can keep posting pictures of such as long as you like - please!

This is a bit more ornate and "turreted" than our villa...do you think the owners might consider a trade?

Halcyon said...

I like this one. Those keyhole windows are neat and the yellow is so cheery.

Paula said...

It looks like they're using what we call "hurricane shutters". I must say, it's pretty clever the way that they've used them.

Saretta said...

The yellow and blue combo is pretty!

cieldequimper said...

Ah! ;-) More turrets!

This will be mine. It's fresh and pretty.

Cezar and Léia said...

The first picture with this jolly mansion and the menacing dark clouds makes for great contrast!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

@ Leif & Luis - Tomorrow's 'turret' is open to the public...

@ Tash - I don't know if the arabesques are real or fancy decorations...

VP said...

@ Andreea - May be in this block! The others are more conventional.

@ Jacob - I am now curious to see your villa, but Florida as location trumps poor Livorno every day!

Jacob said...

@ VP - Manana, mi amigo. Oops! Wrong language.

Oh well, that's about all I know in Spanish, too!

VP said...

@ ciel - We'd be neighbors, my favorite is the next one.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

More dramatic sky and lovely building.!!!

Wolynski said...

Are you kidding? I love fancy buildings, not that I've ever lived in one. This one is great - look what blue shutters can do. Dramatic sky adds a lot to the atmosphere.

Kaori said...

Gotta love the colors! Those shutters are the perfect blue against the pastel yellow :)

J Bar said...

Fantastic.
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