Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Rolling Shutters

Rolling shutter, Cantina di Cenaia, Salviano, LivornoColorful shutters in “Via di Salviano”. This “cantina” offfers free home delivery of wines, bottled or from the cask.Rolling shutter, Il bello delle donne, Salviano, LivornoI think “Il bello delle donne” (The beautiful thing about women) is inspired by an Italian TV series.Rolling shutter, Ottica Modì, Salviano, Livorno “Modì” was the nickname of Amedeo Modigliani and is still used by countless unrelated shops in town.

22 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

VP, these are wonderful! They would never allow those in DC.

ρομπερτ said...

How interesting and beautiful a sight. Surely a much greater way to present a business than most over here. Please have a good Wednesday.

daily athens

Randy said...

Those are amazing. Nice find!

Rob and Mandy said...

This fashion is spreading, and it's a good thing. About Modi shops, we call it the Gaudi syndrom here.

Dina said...

A shutter tour! Makes the street more bright and happy.
Someone should teach our shopkeepers about painting their gray, drab shutters.

Gunn said...

Wow, they are all pretty and so much nicer than just the grey color....
PLEASE send some sunshine further north!
We have "non-stop-rain".

cieldequimper said...

Ah I wish the French would do this too, there are so few of them, all are just grey and dreary. These are great, even sensual for one of them!

joo said...

Definitely my favourite is the first one:)

Cezar and Léia said...

I like so much this idea!And I also would like to shop in Cantina di Cenaia, I bet the wine is great!
Hugs
Léia

Kaori said...

You have such fancy and creative shutters in Livorno! I also like the orange cover in the second photo :D

B SQUARED said...

They are all spectacular!

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nicely done shutters. The first one looks old fashioned, but I like it a lot. The second and third look very modern and eye catching.

Halcyon said...

You find the best things on your walks! I love these. :)

Birdman said...

Simple pictures against the pastel backdrop. Nice

JM said...

Fantastic shutters! Are they really painted or is it some already printed stuff you just 'glue' on them?

Elettra said...

Tutte belle e fantasiose le saracinesche di Via Saviano, ma la mia preferita è la prima e per non dar adito ai pettegolezzi dico anche che sono astemia.AH!AH!AH!

Steffe said...

Nice series. I hope they deliver free to Sweden!

Francisca said...

Ooh, I like these shutters... and do you think I can get a couple of bottles of Barbaresco delivered to me?

Eleonora said...

Is it a Livorno thing or just a new fad?
Ditto to what Francisca said, but make it a Vernaccia, please.

Baci

Hilda said...

I wish all our shutters had murals like these! They look great!

Dina said...

A perfect post coming as it does from a shutterbug.

VP said...

@ Eleonora - I would say that this is a very local fad in “Via di Salviano”...