Thursday, 29 September 2011

Italian Impressions VII

Now that I've returned from China realized in my jet lagged haze that I never posted any snapshots from Italy, where I spent my summer. Summer days lazing on the beach or - even better - on the sailing boat are starting to fade in my memory. We visited an impressive fortress built in 1564 by the Spaniards which covers no less than 25000 squaremeters.

This is the oldest church in the region built in the 1100s on a site of an ancient Roman church. It is believed that there are Roman villas in the vicinity - someone just has to excavate them. Any volunteers?

The entrance to the city nesteled against the fortress.

The fortress and village in the distance

The freshwater tank is caved in the rocks. 

The kitchen with two ovens.

They had a modern art exhibit on when we visited. I liked the contrast between the ancient buildings and the modern art installations. 

The cat wanted to leave the house but was blocked by the sleeping dog. 

All photos: European Chic

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Fleamarket style

The lovely home of a Belgian couple devoted to fleamarketing. I especially like the mirror in the second image, the bust, and small sofa and all doors in this house.

Welcome also to the new European Chic followers. Only a few more to go to reach the magical number of 100! And as always your comments are very much appreciated. They make blogging ever so much more fun!


All photos: Côté Ouest Magazine

Saturday, 24 September 2011

A tale of two cities

I had a new follower join my blog and when I went to her blog I saw some cool stuff which led me back to the original source, parisvsnyc. These duels are so funny and they are all true, especially the one about not being able to get a taxi on a Saturday night.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

British touch

 I like the clever use of yellow as an accent colour in this London house. My favourite room is probably the guest room with the French bed, flower wall paper and cool lamp and my favourite pieces of furniture is the Orla Kiely chair in the living room and the pink 1930s bench.

All photos. Living etc UK

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