May 20, 2009

Ironwork

As the wife of an artist blacksmith, my eye tends to gravitate towards all kinds of ironwork, particularly wrought iron.  I'm always amazed when I see antique ironwork...the sheer strength required to bend iron without the use of (modern) hydraulic equipment boggles the mind.

Here's a sampling of some of the ironwork I saw in Italy...

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13 comments:

A Cuban In London said...

Second photo on the far left. That's so simple and so beautiful.

Greetings from London.

Brighid said...

So very beautiful. Have you ever seen the grave surrounds in the cemetery in Idaho City, Idaho? There is some really intricate work.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Beauty in details!

Hey Harriet said...

Very nice, but I like what your hubby does better :)

Victoria said...

Lovely details, very inspiring!

Golden West said...

I think it was William Morris who said that "things" should either be useful or beautiful - in this case the ironwork is both! Nice to have you back - you were missed!

Nicole R.J. said...

Wow - even the cages over the windows are beautiful!

willow said...

Lovely metalwork. I bet Mark loved seeing these pics, too.

Donna Pizzi said...

Brava, ancora una volta... Great idea to share these with Mark. Glad others agreed that Mark's work is up there with these ancient masters.
Benvenuta... Siamo felice che tu sia ritornata... Baci,

nichole said...

Gorgeous collection of photos!

M.Kate said...

Amazing ironwork. I came to work and was surprised to see a card FIRENZE on my table..wondering who sent it to me until I read it. WOW..a big thank you, I collect these cards and they are very precious to me so I definitely love them. It must be fun hugging a JT pillow..didn't know they were sold all the way in Italy. Happy day..week, better, weekend.hugs/M

Cicada Studio said...

Aw, thinkin' of your man. Sweet. Plus, these make good inspiration for his future projects.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

The top right is my favorite, simple and elegant! How nice of you to capture snippets for his inspiration board!