Wednesday, September 17, 2014

LNG Express

LNG Express, MMSI 247296700, port of Livorno
The “LNG Express” is a high-speed service boat (25 knots) for the crew of the “FSRU Toscana” terminal, the controversial regasification plant anchored 22 km off the Tuscan coast.
LNG Express, MMSI 247296700, port of Livorno
The boat is a Damen Stan Tender 1905, owned by the Fratelli Neri S.p.A and on lease to the terminal.

See also: FSRU Toscana
External links: Stan Tender 1905 (Damen) - Damen Group (Wikipedia)

Monday, September 15, 2014

A Hippogriff

A hippogriff is a legendary animal that has the foreparts of a winged griffin and the body and hindquarters of a horse. His “inventor” was Ludovico Ariosto in his “Orlando furioso”. Within the poem, the hippogriff is extremely fast, can fly around the world and also to the moon: riding this creature the wandering knight Roger is able to free the beautiful Angelica.
Hippogriff on a gate, via Roma, Livorno
Our hippogriff is one of a pair decorating an old gate in Via Roma.

External links: Hippogriff - Orlando Furioso (Wikipedia)

Sunday, September 14, 2014


PWC Yamaha FX High Output, Polizia di Stato, port of Livorno
A couple of PWCs of the Polizia di Stato (State Police) patrolling the coast and the port.
PWC Yamaha FX High Output, Polizia di Stato, port of Livorno
I am not a fan of scooters but I would really like to ride one of these...
(Pictures taken last August)
External links: Personal water craft - Polizia di Stato (Wikipedia)

Saturday, September 13, 2014

The Man in Yellow

Mega Express Three ferry, IMO 9208083, port of Livorno
A crew member on watch while the “Mega Express Three” ferry enters the Porto Mediceo.

See also: Yellow Ships - Ferries are Back - Bows in a Row - Mega Express Two - Moby Aki & Mega Express Two
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Friday, September 12, 2014

Killer Gaze

Grumpy cat, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
I have already called this unsociable cat watch cat and grumpy cat, and his mood was not better last May.
Angry wet cat, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
Considered his disposition in a sunny day, I was happy there were bars between us the day I caught him totally wet, after a sudden downpour last June.

See also: Watch Cat - The Grumpy Cat
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