Thursday, March 19, 2009

Contovello

The gate into the medieval hamlet of Contovello, which lies a few kilometres outside Trieste.

This is all that remains of the hamlet, and it is surrounded by houses built much more recently. The village, perched on the karst ridge with a stunning view over the gulf, has nevertheless kept its timeless charm.


(to be continued on saturday)

8 comments:

Tash said...

Rob, you always manage to have such great courtyard views. Beautiful framing, the stone walls and the deep yellow detail.

Snapper said...

Gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing more on Saturday.

Joe Cottonwood said...

Fascinating stone and texture...

amatamari said...

Che scorcio delizioso!

B Squared said...

Hard to believe something that old can be so well preserved.

Vogon Poet said...

I have to repeat something already said above, but the framing of this courtyard with the dark yellow patch is really effective.
I wonder, with a bit of envy, how well Trieste keeps its historical treasuries.

Sandra said...

Magnificent view!

m_m said...

I like your perspective! Very interesting photo!