Thursday, January 28, 2010

Pergola Turrets

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoWe have already seen some extravagant turrets along this tract of “Viale Italia”, but these are different.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThe turrets have a pergola supported by multiple columns.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoIn an excellent corner location, the villa has a lot of green around.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoAnother look at the turret decorated by amphora-like vessels.

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

26 comments:

Jacob said...

I am experiencing turret envy! But I don't think "they" would let us put one on top of our villa. In fact, the other day I inquired about doing just that and is was told, rather rudely, "Move to Italy!"

Nah, I'm just kidding!

Leif Hagen said...

Very fancy villa! I love the architectural details!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The photos are lovely with the light wood against the dark sky. Open to the sky, these look less like something that someone might use (except, possibly, for keeping birds!)


Now Jacob is going to move to Italy for a turret!

James said...

Very interesting and the sky is beautiful. I like stormy skies with a hint of blue.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great. I love the colors in the images.

Dina said...

Amphoras! Fun to see them up in the air instead of buried in the earth.

Gunn said...

Dramatic sky, beautiful light and photos.
And an amazing villa/architecture.

tapirgal said...

I don't see anything strange about moving to Italy for a turret!

joo said...

These are even mor extravagant with pergola and amphora! I like the light in the photos, really impressive.

nobu said...

Beautiful turret in the winter sky.
Fantastic!

Saretta said...

Do you think the owners go sit up there and have an aperitif?

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful turrets but I'm impressed by these clouds, a tornado I think!
Stay safe!
Léia :)

Babzy said...

What amazed me the most is the sky !!!

Kaori said...

Although the villa is beautiful, my eyes keep on wandering to the magnificent clouds above it! Looks very close! So, what do people actually do up there?

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

The building is magnificient but the clouds are scary.

Lois said...

I like columns and I don't think I have ever seen them used this way. Very nice!

cieldequimper said...

Does this mean that you can sit up there and watch the rain come down? (A blacker sky can't be!)

Jilly said...

How very strange. They somehow put the house slightly out of balance. Perhaps I'm just not used to such a turret. Facscinating.

Per Stromsjo said...

Would this be a splendid residential house or possibly representative quarters for a company?

amatamari© said...

More and more beautiful!
:-)
Thanks!

merrytait said...

Boy, you sure have a LOT of dramatic wonderful sky--and lovely buildings, very pretty! Nice captures. :-D

Gena D said...

Amazing turrets, but more so what a dramtic sky!!!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Hilda said...

Very pretty! More like a gazebo on the roof.

Andreea said...

Very cute. My house has a pergola too but I'm missing the turret :)

Stine in Ontario said...

I like these as they are open but have lattice work to create shade.

brattcat said...

I am so worried about you out under that storm sky. It looks so threatening...and so beautiful.