Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Blue jeans


Napoleon named this part of the town Veronetta, "Little Verona", to cast scorn on this suburb that was handed over to the Austrians after the French-Austrian Treaty.
Veronetta is the most central "alternative" to the (posh) city centre. It's where the University is. It's were many immigrants live and work: you can find african, chinese, indian drugstores, kebabs. Veronetta has a charming, cutting edge, young, quality.
Old crackling, once superb palazzi are still to be found on the main street, Via XX Settembre while many others have been restored to their original and outstanding beauty.
Off the main road, I walked along silent little alleys. I wouldn't be surprised if this faded, decadent and crumbling wall concealed frescoed ceilings inside...

21 comments:

jen laceda said...

Ooohhh, I'm sort of a voyeur, and I'm dying to see if some of these houses open up to crumbling, faded frescoes inside.

homebody at heart said...

Mmm, sounds fascinating. My house is all of 29 years old. What I wouldn't give to have a house with a little more age like this one!

lakeviewer said...

Fascinating, with a new world quality of mixes of races and languages. Europe is the new World for many people.

Jacob said...

You have certainly captured the dissolution of the area in this one photo! Great job!

nobu said...

IT has nice atmosphere.

joo said...

Superb photo!I like it very much.

Babzy said...

Nice composition ,love the wall ;)

Frank said...

Love it. A terrific contrast.

henny said...

Valeria, you've been tagged here.
Thanks for the blue jeans :).

Saretta said...

Frescoed ceilings perhaps...but no dryer! ;-)

Clueless in Boston said...

There's a lot of character here. It might be a little run down, but as you say the immigrant populations bring a lot of vitality to an area. And usually different cuisine and new restaurants to try:)

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Martina said...

I really do like the colours, the brown, the green, the violet. Oh, I almost forgot the blue .. . I am always a litte bit shy about taking these kind of photos - always expecting someone to open the window and shout at me.

I like your blog very much, impressive photographies!

Ken Mac said...

i love this

AmyR said...

The photo really evokes the charm too. Beautifully done.

Abe Lincoln said...

Frescoed ceilings inside. It must be nice in spite of the wash hanging in the window to dry. Nice shot.

Laurent said...

I like this picture a lot. It really makes you feel the atmosphere.

Tamera said...

How I wish I could see Verona firsthand. Thank you for bringing it to us in pictures and words! You do it so well :o) Tamera

Laurent said...

Thanks for visting my blog Valeria and welcome to Daily Photo In Paris !

Kitty said...

I love the shutters. There seems to be so many used in Europe, and they give such a nice feel to buildings.

so many people have shutters on their homes that don't work. it's still.

Wonderful texture and feel here.

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