Monday, 22 September 2008

Two thirty

What I see from my study.

19 comments:

Frankie / Nick said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning.
Frankie

Olivier said...

elle est très belle cette 'tower-clock'. C'est quoi comme monument ?
it is very nice this ' Tower-clock '. It is what as monument?

MumbaiiteAnu said...

Beautiful. I like the clock tower.

Blognote said...

Thank you, Frankie and Nick!!

Thanks for visiting, Olivier!!
The tower with the clock is part of the church "Santa Maria" (late 13th Century)located in Arona's central square "San Graziano".
The bell tower was positioned on the tower at the end of the 17th Century. Then, about six years ago, it was decided to change the colour into dark pink, which caused disappearance of the original "patina".

Tomorrow I will post a photo of two other buildings on this square, one which dates back to the 14th Century (and which was perfectly restorated) and the other (in which I live) which was built in the 16th Century but has also been badly manipulated throughout the centuries, receiving its latest version in 1989. Both buildings belonged to a monastery (also in the Square).

Thanks for visiting, Mumbaiiteanu!!

Ilse said...

With a view like that from one's window, why go anywhere else? Perfect view & perfect shot.

Julie said...

Gulp!
What a source of constant inspiration - I look out onto an alley way and when I look up I have the neighbour's satellite dish, antenna and airconditioning unit. However, beyond that I do have the sky - which is dark and stormy this morning.

Shammickite said...

You live and work in a beautiful place.
Do you know how lucky you are????

Virginia said...

No wonder you are such a happy man! Oh that view. Now I can't wait to see where you live. Sounds just as beautiful.

Dusty Lens said...

You have a grand view from your sudy. I like this study in color photo

Baruch said...

What a great view you have. You live in such a beautiful city

Blognote said...

Thank you, Ilse!!

Thank you, Julie!
It is a beautiful view, even when it is raining.

Yes, Shammickite, I am totally aware that we were lucky to be able to buy this view which came with the appartment.

Thanks, Virginia!! I am a happy man indeed (but should not say that out loud).

Thank you too for your comments, Dusty Lens, which are always highly appreciated!!

Thank you for visiting and for your comments, Baruch!!

evlahos said...

an excellent composition full of colors

Nathalie said...

What a view, lucky you!!!

jill said...

The colors, the setting, the garden. I just can't even imagine such a beautiful place. Just beautiful.

Sharon said...

OoooH....you are so lucky to have such a grand view.

Harry Makertia said...

I'd give anything, to have that view.

ken mac said...

oh man, rub it in. !

Halcyon said...

Pretty!

Sherry said...

What a lovely view you have! I am slightly jealous!