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Sunday, January 13, 2013

Art Nouveau in Ortygia

 
Syracuse (Siracusa), Sicily, Italy ~ April 27, 2004
Island of Ortygia

I am always taken with Art Nouveau's graceful plant-like curves, and this discovery among the Baroque and Classical arches and columns of Ortygia was unexpected. Doesn't it look like just the place to settle in and write your own Alexandria Quartet? Like the rest of the island, this building had seen better days in 2004, but since then someone has replaced the boarded windows, and you can rent an "airy loft" for less than a stay at a Holiday Inn Express. 


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6 comments:

Lowell said...

Very old, very delightful. Love the way you framed the first shot with the crumbly wall on the right.

Re your comment: Crab, crab, crab! Sheesh! So, I changed it to no word verification, OK? Anything for you!

:-))

Catherine Todd said...

Who do I contact to "rent an airy loft? Dying to try this...

Catherine Todd said...

Link worked this time; one of these days I will try it!

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a movie scenery!
Léia

Gunn said...

Beautiful details.
Love the colors too!:)

JM said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colours.