Friday, November 7, 2008

Cohan's Villa, Asmara

Cohan's Villa, AsmaraAsmara has a number of villas built before WWII in a variety of deco styles.

Cohan's Villa, according to Lonely Planet, was built in the 1930s for a prominent Jewish trading family.

To me the standout feature is the blue tinted windows that wrap around the corners of the building.

I also like the line in the wall which is set a different levels. I don't know if it was designed this way or if the wall has been leveled at it's current height.

Lonely Planet, Ethiopia, Eritrea & Djibouti ~ Frances Lindsay Gordon, 1st Ed, November 2000

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