I have said many times before I'm a column and hedge kinda guy. So you can easily understand my excitement when I saw this! It's a villa in the city of Granada. The villa complex was designed by Jose Maria Rodriguez-Acosta who was an early 20th century painter. The photo to the right is a statue of Apollo against a cypress hedge. The marble colonnade was discovered by the artist in a coach house in Madrid and moved to the site. The complex and gardens were developed in the early 20th century, designed to be a place of work, rest and recreation. I could work, rest and recreate here with absolutely no problem. My favorite sentence in the article about this villa reads "Around every corner, your eye is caught by a cluster of putti, a goddess in drapery or a nude god on a high pedestals - sights complemented by the sound effects of burbling fountains and jets spurting over a reflecting pool." So, in other words, it's just another Alabama trailer park.
Photography is by Ricardo Labougle from The World of Interiors - May 2009.