Friday, October 31, 2014

A New Look

Water fountain, via dei Bottini dell'Olio, Livorno
This water fountain in Via dei Bottini dell'Olio has a new look, and even more the wall behind it.
Water fountain, via dei Bottini dell'Olio, Livorno
I took this picture of the same fountain in January 2013: it was posted in March of the same year, the occasion was our glamorous three days without water.

See also: Without Water

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Turgut Reis

Bulk carrier Turgut Reis, IMO 8706478, port of Livorno
The 170-meter bulk carrier “Turgut Reis”. This ship is named after an Ottoman Greek Admiral and privateer who was once the terror of our coasts.

External links: Turgut Reis (Wikipedia) - La Chianca Amara (Vieste)

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Animals of Harborea

Harborea, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Harborea” wasn't only a place for plants and flowers, but also for... animals.
Harborea, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Probably you would not leave these geese out in the garden,
Harborea, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
but these others would be perfect outside.

See also: Harborea - The Flowers of Harborea

Monday, October 27, 2014

The New Scaffolding

Dutch church, chiesa degli olandesi, scali degli Olandesi, Livorno
It is good to see that a new scaffolding is being erected on the facade of the Dutch church. With the still scarce funds now available they will be able to stop the decay, preserving the building from further damage and at least partially securing it.

See also: Dutch church - A Good Start - Works Have Started
External links: Temple of the Dutch German Congregation (Wikipedia)
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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Assembling the Bridge

New footbridge, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
Half of the new bridge, with the sliding part visible, safely moored in a day with 100 km/h (70 mph) winds.
New footbridge, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
On Friday, two days later, most of the footbridge is already in place.
New footbridge, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
From afar, we can easily see the retractable part in the middle and the fixed pontoons on the sides.

See also: Waiting for the Bridge - Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca
Search labels: Fortezza Vecchia