Monday, May 31, 2010

Sepia, Sienna, Ochre, Umber ... Via del Governo Vecchio

Via del Governo Vecchio

Facing South, at the Southern end of Piazza Navona hang a right and go West on Via di Pasquino, you'll make a soft right and end up in Piazza Pasquino (where you will see the restaurant Enoteca Cul de Sac on the previous post, on your left.) Continuing on you will end up on this very old and very charming street (Vecchio actually means "old" if I have that right.)

Like most charming streets in Rome, there is plenty of Gelato and food to be found. On Via del Governo Vecchio there are not only some very old and very beautiful buildings but as an added bonus, some fun fabulous vintage shops, as well. I found an adorable vintage leather handbag from the 1940s but talked myself out of it because frankly my luggage was heavy enough and how many handbags does a girl need? O.K., that was a rhetorical question.

More importantly, the colors on this street, like so many in Italy make me want to drag out my oil paints and natural pigments and go to town. I find them so inspiring. I see why everyone went nuts with the whole "faux finishing" thing (I did ... almost every room.) It just never looks quite the same as on the side of an old Italian building. Yet another reason to move to Italy!


Victoria said... stunning and gorgeous..yes ..the colors are the poetry of canvas and paint screaming loud...!!Such rustic beauty...very inspiring photos..and the textures are like eye candy! thanks for this lovely post!!

KathyA said...

Yes, the colors and the textures are what appeals to me as well. Beautiful photos!

Loree said...

I am always mesmerised by the beauty of old Italian buildings. There's nothing like age to make a building look more beautiful.

Bungalow 36 said...

There is something so inspiring about old rustic windows and peeling paint walls that makes one long for a some new brushes and a clean white canvas.

PK Studios said...

Groovy sugar cones.....and in a Italy... Of course!