11 January 2010

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild - the Covered Patio


In the internal covered patio, pink marble colonnades from Verona support Italian Renaissance-style arches. The patio is encircled by galleries whose Moorish arches open out onto balconies.

Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild used to host her elegant receptions in this area and it is still used as a gallery to display a number of medieval and Renaissance works of art.

The patio appears to be open to the sky (see lower photo) but in fact we are looking at a ceiling.

10 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Gunn White said...

Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos, Interesting and nice.

Chuck Pefley said...

Gorgeous is right! And it's a good thing it only looks like it's an open patio, given your current weather!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember this interior. Julie, her mother, and I were the only ones who were there for a tour at the time, and even though it was the time for a French tour and not the time for a tour in English, the guide conducted the tour for us in English as a courtesy. We appreciated the hospitality.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

I remember this place very well. your photos capture it wonderfully. it made for a great visit. also i really enjoyed your video clip of the artist with the light box. wow. it was truly amazing.

Kate said...

The art work is delicate and very lovely!

Leif Hagen said...

What scrumptious details! The marble pillars, inlaid floors, the art, the furniture! C'est formidable!

Hilda said...

That's a ceiling?? Amazing! Magnificent arches and columns too.

Pasi from Finland said...

It's nice to see what money and imagination can make together!

Diederick Wijmans said...

How beautiful!!

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