Sunday, June 19, 2011

Falling to Pieces

Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoScaffolded and cordoned off our “Chiesa degli Olandesi” is literally falling to pieces.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoThe three spires were demolished long time ago for safety reasons, but now is the turn of their bases at losing pieces of cladding.Dutch Church, scali degli Olandesi, LivornoLast week a block crashed through the planks of the scaffolding, hitting the sidewalk in front of the church. The authorities quick remedy was an outer line of barriers to cordon off the already cordoned off.

Search labels: Dutch church
See also: Abandoned Church - Scali degli Olandesi - Chiesa degli Olandesi - Sad Preview - A lecture - Finale - A Ray of Hope - 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)

12 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

How sad VP!

Farmchick said...

Sad to see this structure in such a state of deterioration.

EG Wow said...

I'm glad no one was hurt! How very sad that the building is falling apart.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It sounds like your church has a similar history to my post today VP, but I think the outcome for mine has been a little more successful. Have a good Sunday.

Jack said...

This is disappointing. Given the state of the economy, it will be hard to find the funds to repair a building as damaged as this one.

Dina said...

Oi veh, that's bad news. But hopefully it will be a wake-up call to the authorities to do something about it. I hope that would mean fixing the church and not demolishing it.

Once we had Jerusalem stone cladding fall off the hotel right onto my bus stop at the Central Bus Station. The small area was cordoned off with the sign "Dangerous building."

Cezar and Léia said...

Pity, it seemed to be quite an architectural treat!
God bless you!
Cezar

Traveling Hawk said...

it's a pity but, as it was already said, during this crisis time and the warning of bigger ones, who would take the responsabilies to renovate old buildings?

Steffe said...

Bummer. The castle in Stockholm have had the same problem but is being repaired now, it will only take twenty years to fix it...

Arianna said...

E' un vero peccato lasciar andare in malora simili gioielli! Anche tagliare le guglie...non ho parole! Ciao, Arianna

joo said...

What a shame! Hope they'll do something to save it!

JM said...

I could add these to my decay series. How sad.