Thursday, April 22, 2010

Palazzo Uzielli

Palazzo Uzielli, LivornoOn the west side of “Piazza Cavour” the rest of the former “Via degli Spalti” (Embankments Road) is called “Via Indipendenza” (Independence Street) and it was, for a short time, “Via dei Santi Pietro e Paolo” (St. Peter and St. Paul's Street). In the 1830's “Palazzo Uzielli” was built there with its two distinctive and symmetrical belvedere towers. The architect was Riccardo Calocchieri, the same of “Palazzo de Larderel” and “Palazzo Stub”.Palazzo Uzielli, LivornoWe have already seen these strange knobs in the post “Snakes”.Front door detail, Palazzo Uzielli, LivornoA detail of the carved wood of the upper part of the front door.

See also: Palazzo Rosso - Palazzo Santoponte - Piazza Cavour - Via Maggi

21 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

A reminder on the historic importance of wood - and not just in our northern corner.

Luis Gomez said...

Truly beautiful!

J Bar said...

Great carvings on the door.
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brattcat said...

What amazing doors these are.

Jacob said...

Beautiful building - beautiful carvings. Beautiful Livorno!

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful wooden doors with great carved details! I wonder who has walk through those doors ...

Halcyon said...

I love the details of the third photo. Not sure about those snakes though!

tapirgal said...

The door and details are outstanding.

Kaori said...

The carvings on the door are so perfectly aligned, quite amazing!

Small City Scenes said...

Lovely old building. Great detail too. MB

Hilda said...

I am amazed at how narrow your streets are. It must be a real challenge sometimes to feature certain buildings. Well done on this one!

Autumn Belle @ KDP said...

I think these are beautiful wood carvings.

B SQUARED said...

Our local termites would never allow that woodwork to survive as long as it has.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear VP
I'm always enchanted by your explanation in your post, you have this "talent" to enchant us with so interesting subjects!Thanks so much!
That doorway is adorable, I loved the details.
Hugs
Léia

Birdman said...

Amazing design work, so intricate.

cieldequimper said...

The door is especially beautiful and I like the two towers.

Lois said...

It is a beautiful door!

Jacob said...

Hi Trillian - Re your comment on Ocala DP - It only appears to be a quiet road. I snapped the picture while cars on both side were stopped at traffic lights. It's an area that is usually bustling with vehicles!

JM said...

The doorway is gorgeous!

Dina said...

They just don't make doors like that anymore.
Magnificent.

Wolynski said...

Love those woody and pastel colors - very calming.