Friday, October 21, 2005

Photo Friday - Retro -Villa Kerylos

The Photo Friday theme is Retro this week.
I couldn't think of anything more retro than the Villa Kerylos; a villa in Beaulieu-sur-Mer built and furnished in the style of an Ancient Greek palace for Theodore Reinach.

This is one of the rooms - i have to say that this is one of the most breathtaking houses i have ever seen -the attention to detail is unbelievable. There are magnificent wall paintings, tapestries and mosaics and the specially designed furniture is stunningly beautiful.
Its hard to believe that this villa was only built between 1902-1908.





3 comments:

traveller one said...

I think this is a lovely photo- the gentle colours and the curtains framing the shot make it so serene and soft.

Dan said...

The amount of detail in this scene is amazing. Everywhere you look there are intricate patterns; the floor, the walls in the foreground, the walls in the background, the open curtain. I don't think I could live in this kind of house, though - too noisy for me personally...

isay said...

my kind of place! made me remember some old houses and villas north of the philippines. lives over there was so peaceful and quiet and have lots for inspiration to paint....nice shot!