Friday, March 2, 2012

La Rosa

A rose outside a bar, via dell'Ardenza, La Rosa, LivornoA rose outside a bar in “Via dell'Ardenza”. The relatively modern “La Rosa” (The Rose) quartier takes its name from a farm, owned by the heirs of a Francesco La Rosa, which once existed on the road to Montenero, between the outskirts of Livorno and the borough of Ardenza.Apartment buildings in via Macchiavelli, La Rosa, Livorno“La Rosa” means also “the pink one” in Italian and pink is the dominant color of most of the buildings around there. In an extreme flight of imagination the parish church was dedicated to Santa Rosa (Saint Rose).

13 comments:

Theanne said...

so the old influences the new...long live La Rosa!

Luis Gomez said...

I guess Roses everywhere, VP.

Kate said...

I like "flights of fancy." And, I love Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose." Your rose is lovely.

Kate said...

I like "flights of fancy." And, I love Gertrude Stein's "A rose is a rose is a rose." Your rose is lovely.

Randy said...

Beautiful rose. That is one long building.

Gunn said...

Pink is ROSA in Norwegian too.
Nice rose!
Happy weekend!

cieldequimper said...

At least they aren't high rises. Actually not too bad these buildings but pink? Well, maybe. We do say Toulouse is "la ville rose"...

Cezar and Léia said...

Very beautiful detail, the rose is adorable!
Léia

Halcyon said...

I like their sign. Very pretty!

joo said...

Lovely rose.

Dina said...

Nice to see relatively modern buildings. But most I enjoy your "extreme flight of imagination."

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting!

JM said...

Rosa also means pink here.