Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sad Preview

Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoA few days ago, with our friend Stefano, the one of the Facebook page, and thanks to the helpfulness of Ennio Weatherford, vice president of the congregation, we were able to get inside the Dutch Church on the “Scali degli Olandesi”.
We are showing you olnly a preview because most of the images shot will be used for a coming conference on the church. Sadly the broken glasses transformed the temple in a giant pigeon house.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoThe slightly ajar main door is an unusual sight.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoOn a side of the entrance we can see this memorial plaque.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoThe stairs leading to the upper floor are full of debries and guano.

Search labels: Dutch church
See also: Abandoned Church - Scali degli Olandesi - Chiesa degli Olandesi - A lecture - Finale - A Ray of Hope - Falling to Pieces - Flying Rats - Another Collapse - Fenced Off - Piazza Poerio - The Places I Love - A Few More Votes - Rose Window - Second Place?
External links: Temple of the Dutch German Congregation (Wikipedia)
Facebook Group: “Salviamo la chiesa degli Olandesi a Livorno” (Save the Dutch church in Livorno)

17 comments:

Steffe said...

So what will happen with the old church?

cieldequimper said...

How sad.

Luis Gomez said...

Great images. Sad story.

ρομπερτ said...

What a challenge.

Hopefully this will be read by the right people, city majors and alike, who should feel responsible.

A good Sunday for you all.

daily athens

Randy said...

Thats awful.

joo said...

It's really sad.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's a pitty to let a church coming down like this! Hopefully somebody will take an attitude. Good for you that you rise an alarm!

Dina said...

It could be worse. There is hope for the church.
I find the plaque very moving.

Dina said...

And the Facebook group looks serious.

Cezar and Léia said...

Oh gosh, it's a pity indeed!
Léia

brattcat said...

Thank you for sharing this with us.

JM said...

It's heartbraking but it surely makes for great photos, right?

Francisca said...

This structure obviously has some architectural merit. Hope they find a way to restore it.

Farmchick said...

This is sad, but so good of you to share this and inform others of what is happening.

tapirgal said...

I, too, hope they will make it beautiful again.

Halcyon said...

This is really sad. I hope they'll be able to fix it up.

Gunn said...

I agree; it is sad.
Beautiful details like door and windows.