Thursday, April 12, 2012

Pavements

Repaving porticoes, Venetian flooring, via Pieroni, LivornoThe pavement under the porticoes of “Via Pieroni” is being re-layed in a quite complicated way, called “Palladiana” (Palladian flooring).Repaving porticoes, Venetian flooring, via Pieroni, LivornoThis technique consists in composing large surfaces of contiguous flooring out of thousands of all differently shaped smaller pieces of marble.

See also: Porticoes

17 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are great VP. Love them.

Kate said...

It is a lovely pattern and very eye-appealing; I'd hate to have to be the one applying the tiles!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A job requiring much patience VP, so probably not for me! Only a little more to go and it will look fabulous!

Randy said...

That is a great design.

Dina said...

The workmen must either hate or love the challenge of this "puzzle."
I've never seen modern pavement like this. It comes out beautiful.

Babzy said...

beautiful work !

Lois Evensen said...

very pretty!!!

Halcyon said...

This is really cool! SO beautiful and intricate... I can't imagine how much work goes into laying these. :)

joo said...

Nice pattern!

cieldequimper said...

That's going to look fantastic!

Gunn said...

Lots of work put in to this.
Loos very pretty, even now.

EG CameraGirl said...

I bet it takes a while to lay that!

Jack said...

Spectacular, VP. I wonder how masons are trained to lay such a complicated yet seemingly random pattern.

JM said...

It's great watching this kind of work in progress.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lots of work there! I love the first shot, beautiful detail!
Léia

Arianna said...

Bello il gioco di forme e toni di grigio! Ciao, Arianna

Steffe said...

Can't remember seeing something like this before.