Thursday, 30 December 2010

Tic...tic...tic...

...the continuous soft sound of handcrafted pavement-making of the square which I overlook from my windows. Every single piece is put into place by hand by these workers who receive warm coffee from an elderly lady and bottles of wine from me, to keep their blood smoothly flowing in this freezing cold winter. Notwithstanding this bomb-mixture of alcohol and caffeine, their design develops perfectly well!
Once the pavement is ready, a large rectangular shaped low-to-the-ground fountain of essential design will be placed in the middle of the square which will then remain permanently closed for traffic (ain't I lucky!). The surrounding 14t to 17th century buildings will then be lit up by beams of light coming out of the new pavement and/or will be lit up by the old latern-lamps, typical of the historical centre of Arona. I only hope that the new fountain will not become a noisy throughout-the-night-shower in the heat of summer, but I know that I can't have it all...!
Arona

9 comments:

Dina said...

Wow, you are in for some big changes.

Nice (and smart) of you to encourage the freezing workers.

brattcat said...

how fortuitous to find you are living on the edge of such wonderful changes.

Jean Spitzer said...

Beautiful. So, it'll be noisy sometimes.

Brenda's Arizona said...

What interesting change! I am sure it is fascinating to watch. I love your 'encouragement' tools.

Virginia said...

Oh Diederick, I think you already have it ALL in Arona. i am thinking I'd be willing to lay these tiles for wine! :HA
V

Petrea said...

Maybe you don't have it all, Diederick, but you have most of it!

Tamera said...

Diederick, you must show us the final product once they have finished with their work. Happy New Year to you and yours! :o)

Diederick Wijmans said...

Thank you, all of you!
I will show the final result of the square when ready.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Diederick

Babzy said...

impressive work !