Monday, June 15, 2015

The Chandelier

Council chamber chandelier, Town Hall, Livorno
The antique chandelier in the Council chamber of Town Hall ‘converted’ to energy saving lamps.

See also: Town Hall - Footbridge with a View - City Council - The Busts in the Council - The Reliefs in the Council

18 comments:

Revrunner said...

Ouch! One can certainly understand and appreciate the cost and energy savings, but . . . surely there are more esthetically pleasing alternatives. :-)

Michelle said...

The old and the new just don't mesh.....

Jack said...

This illustrates a dilemma about trying to be energy efficient and preserve the aesthetics. These days there are pretty effective LED chandelier-style light bulbs, but the city fathers probably don't want to bear the cost after paying for all of those ugly CFLs.

Randy said...

I agree with Michelle that is just ugly.

Dina said...

Ugh :(

It broke my heart when they switched to the ugly light given by energy saving bulbs in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Gunn said...

Looks a bit strange with the new energy saving lamps....
But what a great old item!

Babzy said...

wow , a big one ! )

Karl Demetz said...

A big and wonderful antique chandelier, but the new energy saving lamps ruin completely the atmosphere...

Lowell said...

I can understand the concern to conserve energy, but somehow the beauty of the chandelier has been decimated! Maybe it looks better when it is turned on?

William Kendall said...

It badly mars the beauty of the chandelier.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the old chandelier VP, not so much the bulbs :)

Halcyon said...

Oh... that's really a shame. The chandelier is beautiful, but those bulbs are awful. Certainly there's something better?

cieldequimper said...

Lol, that looks like modern art now...

RedPat said...

Oh dear, that just doesn't work for me either.

Birdman said...

I thought they were actual candles at first. I'd hate to have to run around and light em all.

EG CameraGirl said...

Hmmm. I think someone needs to rethink this project!

José Mendonça said...

Saving energy is always good but in this case it's also weird...

Arianna said...

Le lampade moderne non ci stanno affatto bene...peccato, è un modello magnifico! Ciao, Arianna