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.
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.
Ancient Roman beauty…
And then there’s Lecce, weathered to perfection:
Posted for today’s Weekly Photo Challenge theme: Weathered.
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I love the character that Italy’s buildings have.
I agree with you completely! Thanks for stopping by!
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!
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!
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!
So true Stacy. These weathered buildings and doors have a charm of their own in Italia. I love this post and the photos.
Thank you, Margie!
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
Renewing it would show history’s beauty.
You make a good point. Thank you for stopping by!
Beautiful captures from a beautiful place!
Thanks so much! Glad to have you stop by.
Italy can make old and peeling look wonderful.
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.