Monday, March 23, 2009


#82, Verona, Italy

While I'm anything but a label lover, I can appreciate the fact that Louis Vuitton shops have an amazing knack for housing themselves in some stunning architecture. This shop on the Via Manzzini in Verona is well worth admiring. Situated on a curving thoroughfare, its facade boasts many rounded arches just like those on either side of this 82. The sharply bevelled edges of the weathered stone blocks add to the dramatic appearance. The architectural term given to these wedge-shaped blocks is a voussoir, which sounds like a designer brand just waiting to happen.

1 comment:

Julie said...

The word "thoroughfare" is sensuous both in form and in my imagination.