Thursday, January 21, 2010

Twins

Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoBack to the normal facades on “Viale Italia”, where we have this time our first, but not last, case of twin villas.Liberty villa, eclectic style, viale Italia, LivornoThe buildings are painted different colors, like twins who wish to dress differently.

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

28 comments:

Jacob said...

Ours is a twin villa, too; also painted different colors.

But methinks these are a bit more ornate and fancy. And, we're also missing turrets!

I'd really enjoy seeing what they look like inside.

Maybe you could knock on the door and tell the owner you know this character who lives in a twin villa in Ocala, Florida and he wants to see the inside.

Hey, what could they do? Throw you out?

Heh, heh!

Luis Gomez said...

Vogon, great villas! Wonderful.

Leif Hagen said...

I'll talk to my identical twin brother, Luther, and see if he wants to move there! He's kind of a "home body" so I doubt it...

Dina said...

Twins but not identical--good one!

cieldequimper said...

Oh these are cool, like semi detached houses in Britain. And that dramatic sky...

Your fire post was excellent photo-journalism, good thing no one was injured.

Saretta said...

The building is beautiful, but that sky overpowers it in this photo. Looks like a scene in a movie where the gods are gathering their forces to zap someone down on earth!

joo said...

They are lovely and even trees in the first photo seem to be similar!

Gunn said...

Amazing villas!! I love the top photo with the big trees.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable villa!I liked the two views!
I bet a building there is very expensive!
Léia

Hilda said...

Oh. I didn't realize they were twin villas. Very well done. We call them a duplex here. Your comment made me smile, as usual.

Frank said...

Great looking design. Were these two built as separate homes or were they always divided. I know there must be a story behind them...brothers?

Halcyon said...

I like the idea of these villas being twins. Very funny! The sky looks pretty menacing as well. Did the twins get some rain?

Lucy Corrander said...

I wonder if the neighbours get on.

Lucy

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Shot !! Both the buildings are looking great !!

JM said...

You have to enlarge the pics to see how beautiful is the twin villas architecture!

Rob and Mandy said...

Seeing photos like this always makes me try to imagine who the people living in there actually are... Friends or foes, trying to be more colorful than the neighbor, trying to be different... Who knows.

Per Stromsjo said...

Villas in the sun, cars in the shadow. First things first.

Tash said...

I'll take the cream colored one. The cars in the shadow make for a great photo - total realism, but focus is still on the gorgeous villas.

Tash said...

PS - do I have a choice of one? I think the cream colored will suit me best. ;)

ellievellie said...

Or is it like neighbors who want to look different and each is sure he/she has the best color :) Very cool sight!

Kaori said...

Beautiful villas! I always wished I had a twin, but I guess I'd want to be a little different after awhile, too :)

Wolynski said...

Semi-detached villas? That's an oxymoron - what's the point?

The dark skies really add drama to an otherwise serene setting.

Stine in Ontario said...

Hahaha! Twins, yes. At least one side isn't wearing a garish red and the other pink ;-)

Lois said...

I like them. I guess they are too ornate to be called a duplex! I also like the fact that they are painted different colors. Very nice!

tapirgal said...

I think it's funny about the paint. The buildings continue to be stunning, and the sky is just marvellous! It's one of my favorite things - light foreground against dark sky.

Ilse said...

Such an atmospheric clouds & light. Truly romantic in the sense meant by 19th century artists.

Andreea said...

Cute. I have an example like this in Bucharest, maybe I'll post it.

brattcat said...

You've captured these twins well in word and image.