Monday, May 31, 2010

Under the Castle

This the vault of the arch under the small castle at the entrance of “Villa Maria” facing “Via Calzabigi”.“GL” are the initials of Giovanni Lazzara, who built this villa.
To honor his memory, the heirs of Giovanni Lazzara,
Knight of the Work,
donated this villa and its park to the local council
so that the building would be used as museum
and the garden open to the public.
31 October 1962

13 comments:

Lady Demeter said...

so beautiful! :)

Jacob said...

So beautifully impressive. And it is wonderful that this building was made accessible to the public!

Re your comment on Ocala DP: This is one of our ubiquitous Walmarts, the store that destroyed small-town America, sells lots of junk, and treats its employees like crap!

Small City Scenes said...

I love the detailing.

How wonderful of the family to donate it all---and a park too. MB

tapirgal said...

It appears that it's all done in paint. That's even more amazing. I thought they were 3D at first. Beautiful post.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great!

cieldequimper said...

I wish I had a ceiling like that.

Irina said...

Fantastic textures. Italian art in full grace.

Steffe said...

That was nice of the family. And I like the photos.

Cezar and Léia said...

Love these mosaic , tiles, it's a beautiful homage!
Léia :)

Kaori said...

I love the design of the initial L and G interwined! Beautiful :D

JM said...

Wonderful vault and monogram!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love your blog for so many reasons. First, the grand photos. Second, the thoughtful text. Third, your photos say so much about your city. They are artistic yet informative at the same time.

For sure I will include Livorno whenever I get a chance to visit Italy!!!

Jan
GDP

Wolynski said...

That ceiling is just stunning - gorgeous.