Snapshots from Italy: Weathered

In my own country I might balk at mouldering structures with peeling paint and other blemishes, but in Italy they are proud and beautiful, standing for all to see as a testament of resilience.

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Today’s Weekly Photo Challenge is weathered, and I found quite a collection of favorites in honor of this theme. Below, the view from our family home in Puglia; above, a building across from the town’s central piazza.

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Tuscan doors…

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Ancient Roman beauty…

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And then there’s Lecce, weathered to perfection:

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Posted for today’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme: Weathered.

20 Comments Add yours

  1. artisticgold says:

    I love the character that Italy’s buildings have.

    1. I agree with you completely! Thanks for stopping by!

      1. artisticgold says:

        Absolutely! I am currently creating Florence and Venice Italy at a no-profit in Colorado Springs so it is always fun to study great photos of Old World Italy as a reference. Thanks!

  2. Puglia is a truly charming place and you’re so lucky to have a house there, Stacy! Italy is remarkable and probably one of the most picturesque countries in the world!

    1. So nice that you’ve been to Puglia! It’s a really authentic side of Italy. Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!

  3. So true Stacy. These weathered buildings and doors have a charm of their own in Italia. I love this post and the photos.

    Ciao,
    Margie

  4. Add in the mid-afternoon sun and those old textured walls and doors are absolutely glowing. I’m still trying to get that vibrating glow on paper 🖌! Ciao, Cristina

  5. Geraldine says:

    Renewing it would show history’s beauty.

    1. You make a good point. Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Tina Schell says:

    Beautiful captures from a beautiful place!

    1. Thanks so much! Glad to have you stop by.

  7. Debra Kolkka says:

    Italy can make old and peeling look wonderful.

  8. What I find amazing is that some of the most weathered buildings can be completely modern on the inside. And then there are those weathered buildings that are just, well, weathered.

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