Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sideways

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThe first villa of the new block has as much as two turrets but is strangely facing a side street of “Viale Italia”.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoIts facade, which is the side, on the avenue is not so impressive.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoFrom “Villa Letizia” the pair of turrets is perfectly visible.

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

28 comments:

Ilse said...

Very attractive villa. I rather like that the entrance is on a side street.

Clueless in Boston said...

I think it is gorgeous. The lighting on the first photo is gorgeous.

Tash said...

Would telling you that the buildings are beautiful in themselves, but that the LIGHTING makes the photos SPECTACULAR & covetable, be stating the obvious??
Most excellent photography. You really used the moment to the best advantage.

Jacob said...

I do love the turrets! Wish we could have them here. What is their purpose?

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I agree, the angle of light makes the buildings spectacular; the second photo with the low dark clouds and bit of blue sky is especially nice. The last one - turrets and turrets, to the horizon! A "turretists" dream world!


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Leif Hagen said...

Who lives there? Prince of Livorno? What a magnificent place!

Wolynski said...

Love those stormy skies - adds a bit of drama. Beautiful photos.

cieldequimper said...

Oh what a dramatic sky, perfect for Wagner. The last shot is particularly interesting, with the turrets almost lost in the sea of rooftops.

Gunn said...

Dramatic sky, beautiful light and unique architecture.
Nice photos.

Dina said...

I have to get used to this, seeing red-tiled roofed turrets.

joo said...

I like this one very much. The last photo is superb!

Andreea said...

Nice addition to the turrets family. And the same dramatic sky making the shots very spectacular.

brattcat said...

All three shots are excellent.

Luis Gomez said...

Love this Villas the turrets are great. Wonderful light in the images.

Eleonora said...

The menacing clouds and the light in the frist 2 photos makes the building look even better. Lovely place, I like the side street entrance too.

Ciao

Hilda said...

His and hers? :)

Frank said...

These villas are simply outstanding. Incomparable design.

Your shots are perfect.

Lois said...

The first two shots look so dramatic with those ominous clouds looming over the turrets!

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice villa, nice gloomy sky

merrytait said...

You certainly have dramatic skies! And such PRETTY buildings! Our buildings are plain in comparison.

amatamari© said...

Con quel cielo buio sono ancora più belle!!!
Grazie!

Per Stromsjo said...

That zoom lens does provide a nicely compressed view of things. I like that.

VP said...

@ Per - Am I abusing it? Now I have just discovered the other end of the lens and often shot with the 28mm equivalent.

Cezar and Léia said...

Beautiful pictures! In the last picture there is a great plans composition,fabulous shot!
Hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

Is the sky in the first photo real? Looks like it could be a scene in Batman or something mysterious. Love the way you shot the building :)

Stine in Ontario said...

I really love your city! Everything looks so charming and Old World. But wait! It is "Old World."

Per Stromsjo said...

On the contrary, VP - I like it!

JM said...

I love the turrets of Livorno! Especially under these dramatic skies you allways show us! :-)