Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Old historical buildings are being restored...


...not substituted by new ones.
The main buildings in the historical part of Arona date back to a long period between the 11th Century (the main two churches) and the 18th century. More and more of the smaller houses in the narrow streets and alleys in this art of the city have today these warm and sunny colours which in summer form a vibrant contrast against the blue waters of the lake.
Square of the Municipality of Arona

20 comments:

Olivier said...

magnifique les couleurs des maisons et tres belle la statue dans le square

Rob and Mandy said...

Nice vibrant colors. A very good thing that the houses are being restaured, someone learned from the architectural crimes commited from the 60es to the 80es.

California Girl said...

great colors. you live in such a gorgeous place.

Serge Cornillet said...

Beautiful pictures at your blog too. Thanks a lot for your visit I appreciate that.
See U.
Serge

Vaggelis said...

yes, colors are amazing

Brenda's Arizona said...

Even on cloudy days they express color and happiness! Thank you for your wonderful photos every day!

Chuck Pefley said...

These happy colors provide a vibrant contrast to the winter lake pictures you've been showing us, too!

tera said...

How pretty! Almost makes me want to paint my house yellow...I suspect my neighbors would not be as thrilled!

Mª Angeles y Jose said...

Preciosa composicion, con colores de lujo.

Besos

Bill said...

The lago maggiore is one of my favourite lakes in Europe. Never been to Arona, only Stresa and Locarno in Switzerland but one day we might make it to Arona. Great blog.

Ann said...

Its good that they are keeping the tradition of the town. "Tradition" isn't the word I want but my mind has gone blank. Like your new header photo, though that could have been there for a while and I just haven't noticed.

Virginia said...

Oh Diederick,
What a wonderfully colorful and charming city you live in. Once more I have hope to see it for myself and have the privilege of photographing it with you!
V

Leif Hagen said...

Some fantastic, old buildings! Wish we had such buildings in my city!

Cloudia said...

Bella BELLA!


Ciao & Aloha, Friend!


Comfort Spiral

Saretta said...

Those colors really jump out at you! very nice!

Dina said...

That is such good news.

Steffe said...

Great to see. I really like the colors here.

Lisa Wilson said...

I love the colors! Also, your header photo is magnificent!

brattcat said...

And in winter, lift the spirits and impart a sense of cheer.

Emm said...

This is a gorgeous photo! It just makes me want to visit there!! 11th century? That is old!! I would love to see that with my own eyes one day.

Nicely done.