|Some of these gates are best seen--and photographed--at night.|
|A window barred--but elegantly, c. 1910|
|Fenced in, completely|
|A fanciful gate, in Coppede'|
Here's another, from the 1920s, with touches of the medieval: that spear to the right, the grate-like general appearance. Nestled in the center, the modernist letters CP (Case Popolari/Public Housing). This gate is in the planned community of Garbatella (RST's #16 on its Top 40), south of the center.
And after the war? Nothing worth looking at, right? Wrong. We (and that really means Bill, that master of the perverse perspective) have been enjoying the gates and doors of the 1950s and 1960s. Yikes! At least that's when we think they were made; they don't come with dates.
|Angles, colored glass, lovely shadows. Note the floor. This |
gate is "busier" than most. You can see it in Piazza Vescovio.
Playful, yet bold and powerful. Straight out of the 1950s, and strong and masculine. In postwar, modern Garbatella, not far from the Metro.
|Sensational. Gorgeous. You could be in Miami Beach. But it's Monteverde. |
|We found this gem in the quartiere of Trieste, while walking to our|
apartment from Piazza Bologna. Wasted on a parking lot, but dazzling.
We're thinking Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic Dome.
|There's Fuller with his dome.|