Thursday, April 28, 2011

Nice Knockers!

Viterbo Italy has ironwork galore, including this fishy knocker above. I'm not sure what the fish are supposed to be balancing on their noses (do fish have noses?), but it keeps them locked in an eternal close-but-not-close-enough embrace.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Borgo San Lorenzo

The embodied sunshine in the surface of the Villa Pecori Giraldi gives off a warmth even on a chilly day. Home of  the Museum of the Chini Manufactures is an homage to Galileo, Chino and Tito  Chini, makers of (what else?) china (and other decoratives). Their quasi-Liberty style drew from Austrian and Far East influences and the interior of this Villa is full of decorative wall painting. Belissima!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Holy. Toledo.

Uno cupola de Convento de Santo Domingo Antiguo. A proud punctuation on the red tile carpet of Toledo. This Convent is El Greco's final resting place (he liked the ladies). We, however, could not rest and kept moving.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

East Side Trash

This tall, curvaceous former lamp whispered to me from the alley "Hey, sailor, want to take me home?"
I did, and I did.
Now what do I do with it?