Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Under the arch


A few steps away from the green door (see post yesterday) there is a little portico, a very ancient one: it is, in fact, the back of the Domus Mercatorum. The little red bricks, the wooden beams and the variety of faded paintings make this place absolutely stunning. 
So far, the portico is used as a ... parking for motorbikes. Whoa!

10 comments:

Virginia said...

I so love the light and the dark in this photo. Some would lighten it. I think it's perfect. Love the contrast so much. Well done.

nobu said...

I like that tasty painting.

Babzy said...

Wow the faded painting is awsome !!!

Vogon Poet said...

Another very "italian" thing! We can see this as having the most artistic parkings in the world. Really beautiful image.
I missed the green door yesterday: a delirium in colors, bricks, wirings, cracks. Wonderful!

lunarossa said...

We are so spoilt in Italy with art that we use it to park our bikes!!! Lol. I like this. Ciao. A.

Elisa Stocco said...

Che scorcio...poteva passare inosservato. Brava

Julie said...

Yes, the light and the dark, but also the shapes, the straigt edges and the curves on the roof line. And that exquisite mosaic ...

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Just like the Italians to be so casual about their surroundings!! Any other country this would be stuck in a museum! I love this image... I do remember Verona having a lot of really casual beauty everywhere!

Snezana said...

Grazie di essere passata per il mio blog di disegni.Qui sul questo tuo blog ci sono delle fotografie meravigliose,penso che vero spesso a trovarti!

lakeviewer said...

Valeria, I've joined your site, another way for me to stay close to Italy, my homeland.

Grazie per avere visitata la mia blog. Arrivederci

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