04 May, 2009

Views from Ponte Vecchio-Florence, Italy-My World




Today I am featuring some window and building photographs from the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy. I just loved the way the water and light worked together in these captures.Don't you just love the peeling plaster exposing the bricks beneath? And, the rusting wrought iron work? These are the backs of the businesses that face the bridge walkway. I think some of the shops are also configured as living quarters as well. Of course, the sea gulls had to do a fly by for me and I was lucky enough to capture them.

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52 comments:

Reader Wil said...

Hi Erin! They are marvellous! Are they watercolours? They look like watercolours any way. And I especially like that kind of light blue. Thanks for sharing! Thanks for your comment on my story. It was a terrible time.

ewok1993 said...

I just enjoy windows images. Any design, any type of material.

You have really lovely images here.

fishing guy said...

Erin: Nice look at the building in Italy.

Carver said...

Beautiful window details and the seagulls add to the atmosphere.

Tranquility said...

Beautiful - and so colorful too!

SandyCarlson said...

Super duper marvelous! I especially love that arbor!

The Whispering Poppies said...

Truly breathtaking photos!!!

EcoRover said...

Nice to see a culture that can accept a worn infrastructure without our American obsession for newness.

Carver said...

Hi Erin, Me again. I thought I'd pop back to answer your questions. I think the plant with the red flowers in the planters is begonia and I'm guessing the big leafy ones are elephant ears.

Maria said...

Beautiful Italien pictures, Erin! I love them all!

Laurieluc said...

beautiful post!

koala said...

Love, love, love the first photo.

Me and my puppies said...

I give you this week's blue ribbon!

Babooshka said...

Why I love mainland Europe so much especially your area. These colours and peeling paint are such delicate beauties.

Guy D said...

Brilliant architecture in these shots, these pics are great.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Martha said...

You sure are doing a great job of showing off Italy. All the posts are beautiful.

Pam said...

Your photos look like paintings. They are amazing! Thanks for sharing. You have a wonderful eye!

James said...

They are all outstanding.

Janie said...

I love the seagulls flying by, and the buildings are charming. Beautiful photos.

Lew said...

As I recall, there were a lot of birds in Italy. Nice capture of another side of the shops and restaurants.

Indrani said...

So well taken shots!
The birds in the first shot adds life to the picture. :)

chrome3d said...

You really make Florence shine and glow in a new way.

antigoni said...

Excellent photos.

Jack and Joann said...

Oh, I fell in love with Ponti Vecchio when I was in Florence. I will have to come back and study these pics later. Off now to visit more meme blogs

MedaM said...

You are right Erin. The light and the water really do a great work together. The third photo got a special look just because of their playing. And, the first photo is really beautiful; the seal gulls give the photo some special charm. I also like the second photo with those small and interesting windows. Great trio that you posted!

Abe Lincoln said...

Really nice photographs.

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!! I so love your photography! You are fabulous! Congrats on POTD! So well-deserved! ~Janine

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTD mention!

Susan said...

Just, WOW. I love the old European cities and villages where the buildings and public art are allowed to show their age and wear a bit--part of the charm. The colours make these even better--I loved every one.

aguthrieimages said...

Lovely work, so glad to see more of Your Photographs.

Elizabeth Bradley said...

Thanks to David McMahon I popped in to see these terrific images. I wanted to go to Florence anyway, but now I want to go really bad, Elizabeth.

Marites said...

oh my, quite beautiful pictures you got there..how'd you do your pictures, they have these painting-like quality of them, the effect is really cool!

alicesg said...

Lovely photos of the buildings and the windows. They really looked paintings.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

At times, I always get the impression of the photo-painting style of your posts. They are marvellous! Lovely to see that part from the Boat County or is it Boot or Shoe? Boun giorno!

Annie said...

Amazing photos! Thank you so much! I love them!

And thanks also for visiting my World, the Botanic Gardens on Staten Island, New York, this week!

White Oleander said...

Thank you for your comment:)

J said...

I love the intense colour combination in the second photo. I also enjoyed your Capri photos - although I'm very glad I wasn't on that boat!

uncleawang said...

You've captured the moment of sea gulls wonderfully:)
Thanks for the visit.

Ebie said...

I love those bright colored windows. Simply beautiful!

magiceye said...

wonderful captures..
are the front facades painted?

Jedediah said...

Those photos are gorgeous, the first one with the gulls in particular. I've been to Florence a while ago and I enjoyed it very much, a beautiful city.

Regina said...

Wow..these are vibrant.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. These are really beautiful, like paintings.

Rajesh said...

Very beautiful snaps. I liked the first snap with white birds flying around very much

ladyfi said...

Your photos are just breath-taking!

zeal4adventure said...

It took me this long to drop by (been busy, busy) but I'm glad I did! Lovely... truly lovely! I just love the rustic colors of Italy. I hope I get to visit it again in the future. I've been to Ponte Vecchio but these details wowed me more than when I was there. Great, great captures!

VALKYRIEN said...

Wonderful photos - they look like very good paintings! Vibrant and calming at the same time! Truly beautiful!

Didn't you get The Post Of The Day for this one! Ore maybe I have a bad memory....

Anyhow - a little late in responding. Been busy. But thanks for visiting! And I enjoyd my visit here! :)

susieofarabia said...

So artistic - just lovely! You have such a good eye and a great sense of composition! Well done, Erin.

maryt/theteach said...

Oh I wish you'd post for my meme "Window Views." Your photographs of windows, shutters, etc.are so marvelous. Come see Window Views :)

Antonio said...

great images :-)

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