Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Around the School

This week my walk is more some quick trips around the “Edmondo De Amicis” school where I have to stay until Monday afternoon. On the facade of the school, like on any other building owned by the municipality, there is this funny plaque, always slightly different, probably hand made.A weird mural nearby, to say “tanto” (much) love...I don't think this fence will last many more years.A nice pink “villetta” on the same street of the “De Amicis”.Another “madonnina”, opposite the main entrance of the school.I am not sure about this, it's a small new garden, just by my mom's house, called the “Labirinto delle erbe” (Labyrinth of the Herbs).

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21 comments:

Ilse said...

So many photos! I love the vine on the fence. And, I want to visit the herb garden.

Jacob said...

There's a lot to see in this series...My favorite, I think, is the "Proprieta Comunale" plaque! Actually, it's quite well done. Could be a Picasso, maybe?

The Tanto thing is dumb but rather happy at the same time.

I hate those damn vines ... we had them at our old house and they were impossible!

Love the villetta.

In a book I was reading about the rise of exorcisms in the Catholic church, there was a comment how in most, if not all, Italian cities one will find Madonna statues or other religious items on various buildings.

Nice small garden. And I see a bench, too!!

B SQUARED said...

That fence is in need of immediate help. I don't think it can last much longer.

Leif Hagen said...

Quite an interesting series of shots! I like the fence the best - I think an Octopus is fighting with the fence!

James said...

That's a great assortment of very interesting pictures.

Wolynski said...

You have to go to school? Love all the photos, especially the pink villa. The herb garden is a commendable idea.

Kate said...

Love the pink "viletta!" And, the vines will soon destroy that fence; relentless, aren't they?

Gunn said...

Interesting and nice shots. The pink villa is beautiful!!!:-)

joo said...

Interseting neighberhood:)
The 'villeta' is beautiful and well maintained, garden is always nice place to visit and I like the funny plaque in the first photo.As for mural, I'don't know - this one is funny, but generally I'm not great admirer of them.
By the way, the lamp I posted yesterday was from Greenwich.

Hilda said...

I actually like the fact that the 'municipal property' sign is hand-painted. It would be great if you could make a collection of the various styles.

I've seen that particular graffiti elsewhere, but I don't remember where exactly.

The vines about to pull down the fence is fantastic. Like a horror movie.

Did you take time to sniff around the herb garden?

Kaori said...

Great bunch of photos! I'm curious how that fence came to be ;D

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Small City Scenes said...

Interesting walk around the school area. I like the pink viletta. I do love colors. The herb garden is almost like an English Knot garden. MB

Lois said...

Another wonderful series of pictures! Those vines are a little "creepy".

Halcyon said...

Nice details. I especially like the fence that may not last. Those branches look like they are embracing the fence in a hug. Does the plant flower in the summer? You'll have to go back and show us!

Babzy said...

the fence is incredible !

cieldequimper said...

I love the way you have the love just before the fence being hugged.

I wonder, per il mio...?

Tinsie said...

Interesting images!

The pink villetta looks cute :-)

Steffe said...

Have to love that fence!

Andreea said...

Amazing how many charming details one notices once one takes the time to look around. I like all of them.

Dina said...

You found so many things of interest and of wonder.
And it is so touching somehow to hear "just by my mom's house."
It is nice when people, families, can stay in their own city for a lifetime.