Details in Old Italian Buildings ~ Romancing Italy

Dec 18, 2009

Details in Old Italian Buildings

I never fail to be amazed at the artistry I see here, sometimes it is showcased in stone, sometimes metal and also pottery and ceramics. It's when this artistry pops up in mundane places like a gutter that I have even more of an appreciation for it.

Very old method of roofing with curved tiles. Long slabs of brick with rounded edges were laid over the wall, with each successive layer over hanging the previous, building out to form a small, sturdy eave.

More architectural details. I think all entrances should have welcoming features like this.

Once again, my fetish with old doorways. These weathered doors are just begging to be refinished and wouldn't I love to do them.



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