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

Friday, October 24, 2014

After Yemanja

Mural, Viale Caprera, Livorno
A curious new mural has taken the place of “Yemanja” on the wooden fence of a construction site in Viale Caprera.
Mural, Viale Caprera, Livorno

See also: Yemanja
Search labels: mural

Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Scarecrow

“All the same,” said the Scarecrow, “I shall ask for brains instead of a heart; for a fool would not know what to do with a heart if he had one.” “I shall take the heart,” returned the Tin Woodman; “for brains do not make one happy, and happiness is the best thing in the world.”
(Frank L. Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz)
Scarecrow, urban vegetable gardens, via Goito, Livorno
At the “Orti Urbani” you can find what probably is the only scarecrow in town.

See also: Orti Urbani - Two Plants and a Dragonfly - Tobacco Plant

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

SCL Margrit

General cargo ship SCL Margrit, IMO 9381419, port of Livorno
The 108-meter general cargo ship “SCL Margrit” with her three holds open.

External links: Port of Livorno (Pinterest)

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Waiting for the Bridge

Preparatory works for the new footbridge, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
The new footbridge between Piazza dei Grani and the Fortezza Vecchia will be installed in the course of this week. Some preparatory works were already done last Friday, to protect the flagstones from the weight of the heavy crane.
Preparatory works for the new footbridge, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
The crane was already in place yesterday: it will be probably used to lift the preassembled floating bridge and deploy it on the water of the canal below. In foreground, on the right, the “buca del grano”.

See also: Buca del Grano - Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca
Search labels: Fortezza Vecchia

Monday, October 20, 2014

The Flowers of Harborea

Harborea, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Livorno is a florally deprived city: walking her streets it is easier to see dog turds than flowers, and planters seem to be the only places that attract trash more than the pavements. Thus, at “Harborea”, also a rose gets our attention.
Purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea, Harborea, Villa Mimbelli, Livorno
Purple coneflower (Echinacea purpurea)

See also: Harborea
External links: Echinacea purpurea (Wikipedia)