Wednesday, June 20, 2012

ABC Wednesday: W is for...

Well...source of potable Water, which is itself source of life. All over Italy one encounters courtyards with a well in the middle...or the equivalent of a village square (piazza, campo, corte) with a communal well. Here are a few I encountered last summer...

 A well in the courtyard of Abbazia di Spineto, a former abbey, now private retreat centre in Southern Tuscany...




A well on the ground of an old home (Casa Romei, I think), now a museum, in Ferrara

Well in a beautiful cloister just off Piazzetta Sant'Anna, Ferrara.

Well in the cloister of what is now Museo della Cattedrale, in Ferrara

A well that appears to have been moved from its original location and used here for decorative purposes. This is beside the castle walls in the little Umbrian town of Parrano.


And finally, a well with a very ornate hook! I came across this in the inner courtyard of the castle in Sarteano, Southern Tuscany.


Enjoy the rest of the Wonderful entries this week on the ABCW website!!




4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

potable water is so vital to the world...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

Without water, the world is finished.

Whipper Snapper
Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Trekcapri said...

Hi Anne, I love your photo collections of wells from your Italy trip. They are all so unique and seem to be positioned in such peaceful beautiful settings.

Thanks so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend.

Andy David said...

Hello.
Water is the fountain of life and required by everything to survive. Nice photos! Thanks for sharing.

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