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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:05 PM   #1021
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Ios island, Greece.



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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:09 PM   #1022
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Santorini and Paros.

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Old April 22nd, 2013, 01:11 PM   #1023
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Amasya, Turkey:


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Old April 22nd, 2013, 08:07 PM   #1024
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Castelnaud, France:


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Old April 24th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #1025
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Giglio Castello, Isola del Giglio, Italy

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Giglio Castello by bizzo_65, on Flickr

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Old April 25th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #1026
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I like the French villages most, followed by the German ones, then English, and some of the Spanish and Greek in this order. The Italian ones look interesting on top of mountains, but too many are monochrome and look too much like Brazilian favelas.
definitely this one has to be the clueless and poorest comment I red in 10 years of skyscrapercity.
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Old April 25th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #1027
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Another small town of Sweden. Vimmerby - a city and the seat of Vimmerby Municipality, Kalmar County, Sweden with 7,934 inhabitants in 2010.
Vimmerby had its charter as early as the fourteenth century. The main street, Storgatan, still has the shape in which it was built in the medieval time. There are also many old wooden houses in the city.
Vimmerby is currently a tourist attraction due to historical links with Swedish author Astrid Lindgren (1907–2002). The Astrid Lindgrens World is an amusement park for children that has themes from her books, and is visited by fans from around the world.
When Astrid Lindgren wrote her books about the country boy Emil in Lönneberga she used much information from her own upbringing in the rural areas of Vimmerby.
Another well-known personality from Vimmerby is Swedish record international goalkeeper, Thomas Ravelli.

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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:48 AM   #1028
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Capodimonte, Italy

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Old April 26th, 2013, 12:51 AM   #1029
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Sorano, Italy

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Old April 26th, 2013, 06:46 PM   #1030
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I like the French villages most, followed by the German ones, then English, and some of the Spanish and Greek in this order. The Italian ones look interesting on top of mountains, but too many are monochrome and look too much like Brazilian favelas.
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definitely this one has to be the clueless and poorest comment I red in 10 years of skyscrapercity.

I don't think the original opinion is clueless at all. Personally, I'd order the ranking somewhat differently, but Marble's point about the monochromatic schemes of many Italian villages is well taken and in actuality true. They have other aspects of interest and wonder, but I partially agree with the point.
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Old April 26th, 2013, 09:43 PM   #1031
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Duszniki Zdrój, small town in Lower Silesia region, Poland









Czerwińsk nad Wisłą, village in Masovia region, Poland





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Old April 27th, 2013, 02:52 AM   #1032
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I don't think the original opinion is clueless at all. Personally, I'd order the ranking somewhat differently, but Marble's point about the monochromatic schemes of many Italian villages is well taken and in actuality true. They have other aspects of interest and wonder, but I partially agree with the point.
Sorry keepthepast, but that comment was indeed clueless.

First of all, it came after a series of pictures of off-the-beaten-track mountain villages in southern Italy, which are very interesting indeed to show something different to the usual italian villages. When me and Silano posted more pics, the guy apologised, showing that he didn't know italian villages at all.
In the second place, the fact of being "monochrome" is a wonder and a point of great interest itself, because it often means using local materials which suit the surrounding environment. You find the same thing in many french villages (which he listed first) and spanish as well.
Benchmark renaissance cities like Assisi and Urbino are monochrome. These cities made the history of architecture.

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San Leo

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So, once we've found out that monochrome is not a negative feature at all, but on the contrary it represents very often the climax of centuries of local building tradition, we can discuss about the existance of a predominant monochrome style in Italy.

Is it really so? Next post...
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Old April 27th, 2013, 03:06 AM   #1033
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Camogli and Portofino (Liguria)

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Rare beauty in the mediterranean di B℮n, su Flickr

Varenna (Lombardy)

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Evening incoming di SdR Art Photography, su Flickr

Bosa (Sardinia)

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Bosa, i suoi colori e il castello. di antonč, su Flickr

Portoferraio (Tuscany)

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Positano (Campania)

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Positano - Italy di MorBCN, su Flickr

Borghetto (Veneto)

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"Borghetto sul Mincio" Night&Day di Scaligero70, su Flickr

This is a random mix of northern, central and southern Italy
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Old April 27th, 2013, 12:14 PM   #1034
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os de Civís is very close to the Spain–Andorra border village , and its unique in being the only Spanish village that can be reached by vehicle only by going through Andorra. It has a number of medieval buildings including a Romanesque church.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #1035
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I love little stone villages with romanesque churches superb!
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Sorry keepthepast, but that comment was indeed clueless.

First of all, it came after a series of pictures of off-the-beaten-track mountain villages in southern Italy, which are very interesting indeed to show something different to the usual italian villages. When me and Silano posted more pics, the guy apologised, showing that he didn't know italian villages at all.
In the second place, the fact of being "monochrome" is a wonder and a point of great interest itself, because it often means using local materials which suit the surrounding environment. You find the same thing in many french villages (which he listed first) and spanish as well.
Benchmark renaissance cities like Assisi and Urbino are monochrome. These cities made the history of architecture.

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So, when one does not like the appearance of monocrhome architecture in spite of its historic value, they're "clueless". Interesting way to access taste preferences.
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Old April 27th, 2013, 07:15 PM   #1037
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Taste with no sense of historic context is clueless indeed, to say the least.

To assume that Italian villages are monochrome despite the opposite evidence is more than clueless.

To make a comparison between 'monochrome' villages and favelas is a moron matching.
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We can also say that Italy has a variety of architectural styles ( from german-like looking villages of the Dolomites, to the greek islands-like looking villages of the South, passing trough the medieval monochrome villages and softly coloured Renaissance cities of central Italy, not to mention unique and peculiar architectural styles like that of the Apulian Trulli or the Venetian one) that is very difficult to find in other european countries. We pass from the mediterranean atmosphere of Southern Italy to the Alpine one in the North in a single journey . It's not very common , I will say. You could say something like this exists in other countries too, but is not the same thing .The Alps are the Alps with the Mount Blanc, the snow and all the most glamourous skiing resorts while the Southerner lands of Italy are as close to the equator as Tunisia itself.
Besides I could say most villages in Sweden or Germany are boring and monothone: the same architectural frame pattern repeating ; that the Swiss or Austrian ones are almost identical...the same belltower the same stone roofs, fences, lawns ; that the French or Spanish ones have always the same castle or church , or square or walls, the same narrow streets or what else???? ...but I won't say it...
In my opinion , the beauty is really in the eye of the beholder......

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Becco di Mezzodi mountain reflected in Lake Federa in the Dolomite mountains of Italy di TalTara, su Flickr

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Happy New Year 2011 !!! - Explore di rinogas, su Flickr

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Gradara Pesaro-Urbino di Andrea Federighi, su Flickr

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Atrani, Italy di jschneid, su Flickr

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Levanzo di bego87, su Flickr

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Masseria Ostuni di MeridiaTours, su Flickr

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Trulli:
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Old April 28th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #1039
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Like Italy, Greece has also many different styles in architecture: Ionian Sea villages look more like Southern Italian, while Cycladic houses are unique, they look more like Oriental... Alpine villages look more like Swiss communities, while big metropolitan areas combine Byzantine elements with other Mediterranean styles. There are also medieval-like settlements.
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Taste with no sense of historic context is clueless indeed, to say the least.

To assume that Italian villages are monochrome despite the opposite evidence is more than clueless.

To make a comparison between 'monochrome' villages and favelas is a moron matching.
Nope. Sorry. Just taste; and there's no accounting for taste, lest we wouldn't have Britney Spears or Gina Lollobrigida .
Your position is acceptable but elitist. Even if everyone had the same insights and studied the virtues of historic art and architecture, personal taste is still a valid expression. Recall Louis Sullivan decried the architecture of Daniel Burnham, particularly his 1893 World's Fair.

The poster did not suggest that all Italian villages were monochomatic, he simply said those that were are uninteresting to his taste.

Comparisons are in the eyes of the beholder. That said, what on earth does "moron matching" mean in the context of your anger? One could, if one would, compare such a comment to those made by semi-lucid politicians.
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