Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Whenever I see this carriage (it goes back and forth through the city centre all day) I can't help (mentally) singing Love and Marriage by F. Sinatra and I can't take it off my head all day...
Love and marriage
Love and marriage
Love and marriage
Go together like horse and carriage
Frank Sinatra (click to hear the tune!)
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Mix of styles and ages here. From the left: the medieval walls, the Gran Guardia (built between 1818 and 1853, in the last decades of the the austrian domination) and the back of Palazzo Barbieri, built after the second W.W.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
I was walking on the Lungadige San Giorgio yesterday morning when I spotted something that, from far away, seemed like a blue painting on the stones of this old building (that you can see on the other side here) and I thought, oh my, who can have done it?!? As I approached I realized (quite relieved!) that the painting was instead made on plexiglas tiles held together by tiny rings. The wind moved the tiles almost like it would have done if it was fabric.
Unfortunately I cannot read what's written underneath the face, have you got any ideas about who this artist may be?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Close up on the base of the huge columns of Palazzo Barbieri, home of the town Council.
Across the road you can see the medieval walls and the "Bar Bra" (named after Piazza Bra, a few steps ahead), whose premises are straight into the walls. I definitely must remember this café for one of my "midmorning" coffees...
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Yesterday you saw San Lorenzo, today you can see the back of the statue....and, more importantly, a part of the beautiful Palazzo Bevilacqua (about 1530), built by the veronese architecht Michele Sammicheli.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Statue of Saint Lorenzo, placed above the portal that leads to the homonymous church.
The origins of the church go back to the IV century AD. Unfortunately it was almost completely destroyed by a strong earthquake in 1117 and rebuilt during the XII century.
The church is indeed a jewel of the romanic style, read more here!
Friday, March 12, 2010
A couple of days ago a late snowfall whitened most of Italy's northern regions. Here in Verona it began tuesday evening, feebly, stopped overnight (or probably it was just too light and melt) and started again on wednesday morning with bigger flakes that fell at a steady rythm for hours. The traffic was slowed down considerably and probably this caused discomfort for many people. I was lucky enough to enjoy the "show" at home, behind the windows... Only in the afternoon I went out to take a some pics....
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Sun fading behind the Lessinia mountains. Cerna, a few miles from Verona.
Thank you Eric! The increasing success of City Daily Photo stands out for your great intuition and today, the fifth birthday of CDP, I want to express all my admiration and thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my photos, meet so many new friends and see beautiful places from all around the world.
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
Glasses, books, pottery, porcelain, paintings, books... you may find all sorts of collectibles in this little shop on Corso Cavour. Inside it is choc-a-bloc with stuff you can hardly walk in. So sad to find a note on the door, saying the shop is for sale... I am afraid it may close forever...
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Inside the area of the Franz Josef I Arsenal, a huge military compound built during the Austrian domination (1815-1865). Today only some parts of the nine buildings are used. This one, in particular has become a parking (not inside the buildings!).
Friday, March 5, 2010
Geese at the Chievo Dam. The little village of Chievo is hidden behind the dam, on shore across the river Adige. Chievo became famous for the local football team (A.C. Chievo Verona) that plays in the national first division (Serie A).
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Yesterday I took my midmorning coffee in this tiny and very cute café in Parona, a village a few miles from Verona, along the Adige River. Stepping inside I was welcomed by the warm scent of the freshly ground coffe - oh, so irresistible!
I approached the wooden bar and asked for an espresso. The guy, called Marco, prepared my coffee and served it along with a little glass of water (quite a typical thing in Verona) and then placed a small leaflet with information about the type of coffee he served me (basically a selection of four types of Arabica).
I couldn't help, I had to take some pictures!
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
This is the lovely dining room at my sister and brother in law's. This very peculiar three storey home is not in the heart of town but in a small countryside village a few miles from Verona.
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