I hope you enjoyed the tour of some of Rome’s most well known fountains. Yes, a bit over the top for residential application!!!
These are a bit more realistic…
if not the answer to my dream…!!!
As I begin to spend more time outdoors at this time of year, I dream of having a water feature in the yard. In my dream it is near enough to the house to be heard from inside, but removed in a space where it can be savored.
I need look no further than the Eternal City for inspiration……….
These are perhaps a bit too grand………………?
Standing in the light drizzle of an April afternoon near the Spanish steps, we’ve lifted and let fall the door knocker to announce our presence….we’ve waited…. and now have been invited to enter!
What could be behind these doors which open directly onto the busy sidewalks of Rome?
Shall we grasp the knob to find out?
Although dreaming of being admitted, there is something about letting one’s imagination run free…..
The door knobs are almost exclusively placed in the center of the heavy paneled doors. While not quite as quirky and diverse as the knockers, they are still quite decorative.
even a pair of doors has the knob right in the center
the plain ones are polished to perfection by the touch of many hands
What is your vision of what lies behind these doors, or have you actually used the knob………???
The recent media attention on the Papacy has sent me to the pictures of our last visit to Vatican City and Rome.
As we walked the streets of the city, I was drawn to all the doors. So many tantalizing questions: what interior space lies behind each one, who lives or works there, what treasures might be within, what dramas might have played out inside, who designed the hidden spaces – the doors themselves…..who chose the intriguing hardware for the doors………….???
Whose hands have raised these door knockers to signal their presence and wish to be admitted…………???
So tempting to knock….and wait…………………..