This is what I see from the end of my alley: a still privately owned and perfectly restorated medieval fortified building which rises from the calcareous rock of Angera, opposite Arona.
It witnesses marvellous late 13th Century frescoes of "The Justice Hall" (La Sala di Giustizia" and also hosts the biggest permanent toys and dolls collection in Europe with late 19th Century mechanical automation, still perfectly working.
From the top (Torre Castellana) one can enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the lake.
(This was the last taxi-boat to and from Angera yesterday evening. This morning we have. finally, a perfectly blue sky. Let's hope it will last!)
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
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ove old buildings and if they are on top of a hill and by the water, even better...
Added a bit of sunshine and a good photographer et voila! perfection was achieved..;)
Thanks for your very kind words. Rose!
It will be nice for you to enjoy the sunshine,
but I must say the "not so perfect weather" allowed you to take wonderful pictures of different skies since monday!!
What a lovely view you have!
What a most excellent view! You photography is wonderful ~~ thanks for stopping by my blog ~~~ I'll be back to enjoy more of your pictures and narative.
Wanda from Brushstrokes
What a sight to have so near home!
Great Sky! Approaching storms can be a great subject.
You are so fortunate to live where you do.
Thank you, Marie. Clouds can give such wonderful different atmospheres.
I really appreciate your kind words, Wanda!
I agree with you, Dina. I can, infact not complain at all!
It seems that this kind of weather will present itself in this area also during the forthcoming summer. For me this means a great chance to shoot more cloudy skies.
Thanks for coming by, Ann! Also this part of Italy is worthwhile visiting!
Beautiful photograph, just beautiful!
I would like to be there now....
You know I am drawn back to this photo again today. It seems more like a painting, and a town so perfect in design, it's captivating! The red roofs, and the greenery, and the yellow color of the materials in the building, and how they seem to have come out of that rock there. As an artist, I am in awe of the design, and how beautiful it is all tucked underneath the stormy sky.
I really appreciate your words, Jerez, especially for the fact that you see it as a painting. I see that exactly in the same way.
You certainly have a grand view! A person could set up a small bistro table and chair set, grab a bottle of wine, a few glasses, sit and enjoy this alleyway view.
There is just a small bistrò at the end of my alley, where I sometimes get my early morning coffee + warm croissant, overlooking the lake in that direction.
Okay blognote, get ready. We're all coming over to stay at your place. 8^)
One and the time please, Uselaine!
wish I was there too. Beautiful!
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