Thursday, January 6, 2011

Ca D' Zan 3

Throughout the Ca' d' Zan, the window and door panes are of Venetian leaded glass, tinted in shades of rose, amethyst, purple, green and straw.



This spiral staircase goes from the kitchen up to the bedrooms, it was for the servants use. Inside the house with bright sun outside, these jewel toned shadows are all over the house.
the  stairs are  inside this tower.

Door and window above and door below. When the sun hits the outside of all those windows and doors it glitters.
There are only a few doors that are not glass, this one fascinated me.


We move inside the mansion tomorrow..... I leave you with....MORE CORNY JOKES

1. A bicycle can't stand alone; it is two tired.

2. A will is a dead giveaway.

3. Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.

15 comments:

Carole said...

Love your pictures. It would be wonderful to have the filtered light colors all over the house. I agree, the door is very unique. Can't wait for more.

Madeline said...

Love the different colors of glass. All beautiful pictures. Love the stairway and that beautiful wooden door.

Sunny said...

What an incredible place. The windows with the colored reflections are amazing, and I love that huge wooden door.
Can't wait to see more.
☼ Sunny

Ginny said...

I love the header! It looks so Hitchcockian, only not dark. And I see there is a loop of metal on the side edge of each step, those are the ends of the railing? Very unusual. That big ornate door, those are the two hinges, I take it? Now that is worth the price of admission alone!! It is beautiful, but a bit frightening in a way. Like a dungeon or tower door. I half expect a madwoman to come rushing out with a knife in one hand and a candlestick in another. Guess I've read too many gothic novels.

Scott said...

With the money they charge for admission they'll be able to build another one. It is beautiful, and I guess if you spend some time there and get lots of photos, like you have, it's probably worth it. Your photos are very well done and illustrative. Your jokes - well that's a different deal all together ;^).

DawnTreader said...

Wow Sandra, these photos are AMAZING, especially that first one with the coloured shadow-reflections... And I love that door too! What an interesting house. Looking forward to more! :)

Kilauea Poetry said...

I think the choice for a header is lovely and enchanting..the third one down and the steps in this series are so detailed and pretty:)

Snapper II said...

Your header is fantastic. I love the reflections of the glass on the walls. I wonder what causes that. Old glass did that but I can't imagine they would duplicate it now. Also the door wow.
Great blog Madsnapper.

From the Kitchen said...

After viewing your photos, I want to go back. It was a long, long time ago when I visited. I was less interested in that sort of thing back then.

Thanks for your compliment on my header. One of my favorite authors, MFK Fisher, wrote about putting a tangerine on a snowy windowsill in Paris and how good it tasted. I read it over twenty years ago and think about it every time I eat citrus.

Best,
Bonnie

S. Etole said...

Thoroughly enjoying this series of photos.

George said...

Your first photo is absolutely gorgeous. I like those colored squares on the wall.

srp said...

Those windows must look a little like gold in the sunshine and that door is heavenly!

SquirrelQueen said...

Love your header photo! The way the light reflections and plays on the glass doors is stunning, great captures.

Mama-Bug said...

The colored window glass is awesome. But my favorite photo on this post is the beautiful wooden door.

MedaM said...

These are really beautiful details of the house; I love that wooden door with interesting iron decoration on it, those lovely windows that reflect various colors...all the photos are really eye catching. Well done, Sandra! :-)