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A Mid-Week Break

 

Find something "new" to see, even if it's old.

(Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

A Mid-Week Break

 

Find something "new" to see, even if it's old.

(Piazza delle Erbe, Verona, Italy)

 

 

 

comments (26)

A fine contrast between the old and the new paint...
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Larry. I'm always stunned when I see something like this.
the paint scheme does suggest Italy about this scene, Ginnie. i like the semi circular shutters.
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love how you can almost always "place" things like this, Ayush!
I just love the "dissolving" colors and patterns! And all the plants / flowers!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Elizabeth. Because of the old frescoes, I hope they NEVER paint over that rustic part!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Nov 2017, 04:29
What a gorgeous place!
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Ray! Thanks.
Le rénové cohabite avec le plus ancien. Une belle bâtisse malgré les traces du temps.
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: This is when we need to believe that Time weathers US well, too, Pascale, right? smile
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:15
I wonder just how old that building on the left is. What a fascinating combination of stonework, brickwork and mural
Ginnie Hart: I'm sure there's a way to find out, Lisl, but yes, it's a place seen by many at the Piazza delle Erbe.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:21
That is quite the contrast there. I wonder how the murals looked after they were just painted.
The house needs some TLC though.
Ginnie Hart: I have a feeling I would like THIS version better, as opposed to when it was freshly painted, Astrid, but one does wonder.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:43
The wall decorations are very beautiful (in a delipidated way). The fabric of the building looks like it needs some work on it though but I hope that Can leave the walls as they are.
Ginnie Hart: I suppose it's hard to maintain such a building, Alan, while wanting to keep the original look of the frescoes. Quite a challenge, I'd say.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:52
My first look said: We are in Italy again - I like your image very much! Oh, some restoration is needed here, too.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Philine...back in Italy. We saw so much. As I told Alan, I suppose it's hard to maintain such a building while wanting to keep the original look of the frescoes. Quite a challenge, I'd say.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 29 Nov 2017, 06:54
Jolies couleurs, ce bâtiment devait être très beau.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Martine, but wonder if it might be more beautiful today because of the added age?!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Nov 2017, 07:03
Definitely faded but full of it’s past glamour Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I so agree, Chad. I actually like this faded glory and find I don't need to see the original. Interesting how that is.
J'aime l'ancien , son vecu est decelable ..merci Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Let us remember that we love this kind of "old," Claudine, and apply it to ourselves as we advance in age. smile
This is a great view
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Marjolein. A little bit of the new next to the old. smile
  • Elaine-
  • Canada
  • 29 Nov 2017, 07:51
wow... certainly I want to see this when I go to Italy! why did they let the top floor go?
Ginnie Hart: You will love it there, Elaine, but ask me no questions and I'll tell you no lies. smile
The building on the left would look wonderful with some TLC
Ginnie Hart: With those wonderful frescoes, Bill, I have a feeling no one dares do a thing with it?
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Nov 2017, 08:43
By the faded wall decorations, one can see that it once was a fancy place.The green semi-circular shutters suggest that there are still people living there. They must have running water when it rains.
Ginnie Hart: My guess is that the real estate value at this spot on the piazza is unaffordable for the masses, Louis. It's probably been photographed a gazillion times?!
Certainly lots to see here. I love the colour of the new paint.
Ginnie Hart: Yes and Yes, Mary. I agree.
  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 29 Nov 2017, 12:41
An interesting frame butting the two contrasting architecturally-designed buildings together. It's quite a contrast. The older facade definitely has nicer architecture with thought in design.
Ginnie Hart: The new and the old juxtaposed, Steven? I guess so. Thank you.
Oh, wow, wow, wow!
Ginnie Hart: I just LOVE Europe, Robin...as you know by now! Nothing like this in the States!
jolies bâtisses!! amitiés
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, JP. Merci.
You've certainly made a great image here Ginnie, in reality it would be a shme to paint over those walls and cover up what was obviously at one time beautiful artistry.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian, and I so agree with you. I think they agree, too, which is why it remains in this state! It's at a famous tourist spot in Verona, so I assume they know what they're doing, intentionally.
He he... I'd rather find something "old" to see even if it's new.
What am I talking about?!
Ginnie Hart: HA! But it makes sense to me, LC! smile
It looks so cool to me and great contrast smile
Ginnie Hart: Gotta love the European contrasts, Joshi!
That so the beauty of age.
Ginnie Hart: May we all age so well, Michael. smile
Yup, that's old!
Ginnie Hart: Don't you love it!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Dec 2017, 00:43
Wonderful smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Cherry.

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