Friday, February 5, 2010

Railings

Montenero, on the side of a hill, it is full of railings of many types.Some railings, plain and modern, climb up the hill.Others, ornate and older, guard balconies and terraced grounds.

See also: Montenero - Sanctuary of Montenero - Villa Azzurra
Funicolare - Sagrato - Famedio

27 comments:

Jacob said...

Are the railing to keep people out or keep people in?

Railings do make a difference - usually to the good - on a property.

But forget the railings for a minute and look at the colors of that first house; aren't the beautiful.

The same colors as our villa!

istanbuldailyphoto said...

These houses, historical buildings, sun, stairs, more is needed to live? Greetings. Best regards.

Luis Gomez said...

These are nice. I have always loved ironwork. I like the ornate ones.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

These railings are really beautiful !!All are of different style !!

Kaori said...

You take such beautiful photos of each property! I also love the different ways the windows are open in the first photo!

tapirgal said...

Wow, wonderful theme and images. If you use them all up in one post will you run out of material? Probably not! No, I haven't (yet) read the Hatter's Castle. I hadn't heard of it until now. Thanks :)

Dina said...

Nice examples. Railings are important for preserving life.
In fact, the Bible commands us to make a parapet around your roof. I'm collecting Jerusalem illustrations of that for a future post.

joo said...

The first photo is terrific - I like the colour of this building and contrast it makes with white wooworks and railings.
Superb post:)

Babzy said...

Nice serie !

Cezar and Léia said...

Those balconies and terraces are elegant and charming!
Beautiful details and the second house is adorable, my favourite, also liked a lot the choice of the colours, it's romantic!
Hugs
Léia

Wolynski said...

Love the color on the top photo - is that called Livorno Salmon?

I'd love to see the interiors of some of these grand villas.

B SQUARED said...

I really like the older ones.

Saretta said...

My favorites are the older ones in the last shot!

Leif Hagen said...

That took a lot of time and energy to make and install those railings! I like the last photo the best!
Bon weekend!

Small City Scenes said...

Railings---what a clever idea for a post. I like all of them. MB

brattcat said...

How I would love to walk these little streets and paths. Thank you for taking us to see them. It's the next best thing to really being there.

Gunn said...

Many nice details, and I guess the view must be fantastic from the house at the top.
Enjoy your weekend!

Hilda said...

The first set is really pretty! But with hilly terrain and steps all over, I'd be grateful for the plain ones too.

James said...

I like these. The lines and zig-zags are appealing. I also like that they can be very detailed and a form of expression. This reminds me of a town near me that has a place that sells antique railings,fences,gates etc.

Halcyon said...

I really do enjoy all the details you have in your city. The first railings are the prettiest (IMO).

ellievellie said...

I like railings - they give sense of privacy. Looks like some folks in Livorno took that to extreme - I am talking about the second photo :)

Lois said...

They are all quite pretty, but I think I like the ones in the first picture the best!

cieldequimper said...

So Livorno is hilly... All are great images but the first one with the shutters has that extra umph to it!

Stine in Ontario said...

Very nice collection of railings, VP! The artisans in Livorno are good with details!

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Beautiful railings - I love the ornate curly ones but the middle photo is interesting to look at, even though the railings are plain.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Andreea said...

Wow, these look so beautiful - and useful too :)

JM said...

Great set of railings!