Friday, August 29, 2014

Standfast 50

Standfast 50 sailboat, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
A Standfast 50 sailboat in the waters of the Terrazza Mascagni.
Standfast 50 sailboat, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
Th 15-meter yacht is sailing under a conspicuous Dutch flag.
(Pictures taken last June)
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Guard Dogs

Guard dogs, Yacht Club Livorno, via del Molo Mediceo, Livorno
The relaxed and quite friendly guard dogs of the Yacht Club Livorno. (Picture taken last July)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


AIDAblu Cruise ship, IMO 9398888, port of Livorno
The 253-meter “AIDAblu” entered service in 2010 and is the seventh ship of the AIDA fleet. She is the fourth of the new generation, built at the Meyer Werft shipyard, in Germany.
AIDAblu Cruise ship, IMO 9398888, port of Livorno
With a crew of 607 she can carry 2050 passengers. “AIDAblu” has 1,096 cabins: 414 inside, 172 outside and 453 with balcony. She also has 18 suites, 34 spa balcony cabins and 5 spa suites.

See also: AIDAmar - Red Lips
External links: AIDAblu - AIDA Cruises - Meyer Werft (Wikipedia) - Deck plan M/S AIDA blu (Seascanner)
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Floating Trash

Empty bottles in the new canal, Venezia, Livorno
The new canal in the Venice quarter of Livorno is often full of floating trash...

See also: A New Canal
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Monday, August 25, 2014

Via Grande and Largo Duomo

Porticoes, Via Grande, Livorno
The porticoes of Via Grande, built after the Second World War.
Porticoes, Largo Duomo, Livorno
The slightly older porticoes of Largo del Duomo, built before the Second World War. If you wish, you can see a detail of the Palladian flooring here.

See also: Porticoes - Palladian Flooring

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Benches of Livorno

A seminal work on the benches of Livorno is now available online. This well-thought selection shows more than two hundred photos taken in the last five years and has already been enthusiastically reviewed by one of the foremost authorities on the history of benches.

In a time when most people are interested in seats mainly as a metaphor for power, it is strange to find a person who has devised to describe the humus, the urban culture—if not the very heart of a city—by starting from the observation and “portraiture” of a city’s benches, both public and private.
Both the seriality of the multiples and the proposal of the single objects, the benches, in the photographs of this refined artist speak to us of his city, without ever renouncing a linear elegance and a touch of originality.
The many images, always evocative and revealing a rare sensibility, trace a semantically elaborate path, ranging from symbolic references and scientific cataloguing, towards a simplified syntax devoted to succinct fragments of a universal dailyness.
A declaration of love to Livorno which, we are quite certain, the photographer’s fellow citizens will be able to value and appreciate, but also a collection of shared themes that will affect attentive observers all around the globe.

(Stephen S. Hacksaw)

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Saturday, August 23, 2014