Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Stefano & Matteo

Stefano Ceccarini, Matteo Giunti, Chiesa degli Olandesi, Dutch church, Livorno
Our friends Stefano Ceccarini and Matteo Giunti have been the driving force behind the collection of signatures for the restoration of the “Chiesa degli Olandesi” (Dutch Church) and many other initiatives. Here they were checking the interior of the church and I was tagging along, taking pictures.
Chiesa degli Olandesi, Dutch church, Livorno
The building is, if possible, in even worse shape than ever, with further collapsing and widespread decay.
Chiesa degli Olandesi, Dutch church, Livorno
All the stained glass windows are broken, but one of the smaller ones inside has still something to say.

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

13 comments:

Gunn said...

That is going to be a lot of WORK!
Love the little window .

Revrunner said...

Makes me want to know how the church wound up in this state of disrepair.

Robert Geiss said...

what a challenge ! may time please take care of this treasure.

tapirgal said...

VP, you have the best job. This place is so worth restoring, I hope it gets the support it needs. Hello to your friends! Good photos.

Jack said...

Oooooh, there is so much work to do.

Randy said...

A work of love.

cieldequimper said...

It'll get worse... Unfortunately... Nice portrait!

Cezar and Léia said...

Lots of work to do there!The structure of the church is wonderful, I'm sure they will do it greatly!
hugs and a nice day!
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Ready to get to work!

Halcyon said...

Wow! I can't imagine tackling a job like this. Bravo to Steffano and Matteo. Can't wait to see pictures when it's in a more "restored" state.

Dina said...

I hope you had a hard hat while inside, VP. Looks dangerous.
Bravo to you all for caring about this church.
Did it get some funds toward restoration? It was in first place for a while.
Good luck.

Merisi said...

Bravo to Stefano e Matteo!

JM said...

You know I would love to explore this decaying place. It's wonderful!