Windows on the World #3

Here are a few windows from my archives…

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This is the window from my terrace to my computer area…as you can see, we were playing with bubbles!

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This is a great place to go and have lunch at Riva del Garda…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA This is the original of the above photo.

Hope you enjoyed these windows…

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Windows on the World # 2

I promised to show you some pictures I took the other afternoon from Riva del Garda…so here we go!

These two photographs are of the same building.  However the building is not owned by the same people!  The building where the windows are already completed have been so for the last 5 years, it’s the building that houses the public library!  The empty windows blong to someone else or perhaps many someone selse, could say.  But there are two restaurants on the ground floor, one of which is closed at the moment, and the whole place has been “demolished” on the inside.

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This building is in Via Andrea Maffei…it’s important to know if you come to Riva and want to go to the pharmacy (drug store) of one of several really top rate (and expensive) restaurants.  The building we’re going to look at is the home of “The Maffei”, which is closed for winter as are most restaurants and hotels in this period of the year.  They have decided to do some restoration work here as well. The interesting thing about these windows is that they are still the old-fashioned lead glass panes from the 1700s!

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Hope you liked these windows…but as I like windows, tomorrow I’ll be showing some interesting windows I’ve collected over the years!

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Windows onto the World!

Windows are the eyes of a building onto the world…

All along the River Leno in Rovereto there are houses which have been restructured and modernized.  The interesting point of this building are it’s windows, which once were arched, then someone decided that rectangular windows would be more interesting…but then, during a modern refurburshment, it was decided to paint where those curved windows once were…even if off center to the present windows!

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I particularly like these windows which we find all over Trentino, this one is in Rovereto near the center of town.Inside of the house, people often have a sort of couch build under the window and you can sit there having the sensation that your leaning over the street, which of course you are.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI adore the window bridges that one can find all over Italy.  Again this is in Rovereto, not far from the river Leno.  It’s a public building as often is the case nowdays, part of an old aristocratic estate.

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There are lot of original shop front windows throughout Italy.  They’ve made an art of show casing their wares…but this is probably my favorite shop windows…it’s a hat shop near the center of Rovereto.  These “driades” were had carved by the Futurist artist Fortunato DePero, they are four statues in total.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI hope you enjoyed this walk through Rovereto.  Tomorrow, I have some windows that I shot the other afternoon in Riva del Garda but haven’t had time to process them.

This group of photos has been published for Weekly Photo Challenge: Windows.

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