Sunday, December 19, 2010

A Ray of Hope

Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoLast Wednesday the Dutch Church made a tiny appareance on the front page on our local paper, along with an extensive coverage of the decay of the building in another page. Let us celebrate this sparkle of interest with an image of the only remaining (almost) intact window of the church.
This is an excerpt from a video shot by Claudio Ceccarini during our visit inside the church. Search labels: Dutch church See also: Abandoned Church - Scali degli Olandesi - Chiesa degli Olandesi - Sad Preview - A lecture - Finale - 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)

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice VP. Thank you.

ρομπερτ said...

When there's light, there's hope.


Please have a good Sunday you all.

daily athens

Farmchick said...

Really, this is very nice. Glad you shared.

Randy said...

Very nice indeed. I'll bet it was beautiful in the old days.

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice! Happy blogaversary!

Dina said...

Public exposure, thanks largely to your photos! I see the pictures of the big newspaper write-up on Facebook. Great, hopefully this will get the ball rolling.

The video is very moving, as is your Ray of Hope window.
Good luck!

Small City Scenes said...

Excellent video. such a beautiful church.
Abandonment is sad no matter what. I do hope the ball will get rolling on a cure. MB

cieldequimper said...

Misère.

I'm sorry I'm not on FB. But as you say, hope...

Birdman said...

Let's HOPE!

Kaori said...

How nice to know that it is starting to get the recognition that it deserves :-)

Cezar and Léia said...

You captured beautifully this surviving window!
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

Lovely window shot, VP, and I just loved the video!

EG Wow said...

The video was well done showing much destruction but the walls of the church look to be in fairly good shape. The window is lovely.