Sunday, December 12, 2010

Finale

Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoWe have already seen some images of this neglected church in two earlier posts: A Sad Preview and A Lecture.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoAfter yesterday's excellent lecture by our friend Stefano Ceccarini about the history of this church, we are at liberty to post the final batch of these pictures, taken last October.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoA view of the ruins from the organ loft, above the entrance.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoThe roof is still standing, but the suspended ceiling is falling apart.

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See also: Abandoned Church - Scali degli Olandesi - Chiesa degli Olandesi - Sad Preview - A lecture - 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)

19 comments:

Jack said...

It has a lot of architectural promise, but, my oh my, what a lot of work (and money) it will take to restore it.

Leif Hagen said...

What a complete, sad, tragedy! I wish some rich Italian countess would pay for the repair!

Traveling Hawk said...

So beautiful stained glass there! It's a pity to loose such a nice building. I hope it will be reconstructed somehow.

Luis Gomez said...

Beautifully sad.

ρομπερτ said...

The windows continue to provide life to its inside. May time enable to keep it alive. What a beautiful place indeed. Please have a good Sunday.

daily athens

Farmchick said...

Such a beautiful structure. Sad to see it this way.

Randy said...

I'll bet it was amazing in it's day. Nice photos.

Dina said...

"Ein shalem cmo lev shavur."
"There is nothing more whole than a broken heart."

Dina said...

You were brave to go in there and even up to the organ loft to get these historic photos and share them.

cieldequimper said...

This makes me even sadder. It was beautiful.

MaCoBra said...

Alsways sad to see a church fall apart to ruins. I had an invitation for the lecture. But I couldn't come...

Kaori said...

It must of been a gorgeous church before. I wonder how long and how much it would cost to renovate it.

Cezar and Léia said...

It appears to have been a very welcoming church, it's indeed sad that it is now abandoned.
God bless you!
Cezar

Small City Scenes said...

A tragedy really. One can see how lovely it once was. Keep us posted. MB

Birdman said...

If it's meant to be; it'll happen.

EG Wow said...

I am so sad to see this bit of history collapsing.

Babzy said...

beautiful church ; i hope it will be restored ...

JM said...

These shots are absolutely fantastic, VP! You already know I have this thing for decay although it always sadens me.

Francisca said...

I agree with Jack.