Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Art Nouveau in decay


This villa is located in Catania's business district and is one of the most beautiful examples of Art nouveau architecture that I have seen in the city. Sadly, it is abandoned and falling apart, with no apparent hope for recovery. The wrought iron gates that surround it are so beautiful! There are many small details in the building's facade that echo the patterns in the fence. Despite its poor state, it brings beauty to an otherwise unattractive modern section of the city. 

4 comments:

  1. Such a SHAME!! It is abs. beautiful!! Do you have more pictures of this villa?? Maybe?? Please?? ;-)

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  2. That is sad. It's such a beautiful structure, and the ironwork of the gates is especially beautiful. It always troubles me to see such beautiful architecture neglected.

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  3. Ciao! Greetings from the Amalfi Coast! I am very happy to have just discovered your blog. That building is just beautiful! As an architectural historian, I have a sweet spot in my heart for Art Deco and Art Nouveau. It is very sad to see it abandoned. Very sad. That fence is just stunning! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Soi sad when places like this are not cared for.

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