Saturday, November 29, 2014

Embraer E-195

Embraer ERJ-190-200LR 195LR, over the port of Livorno
An Air Dolomiti Embraer E-195 en route from Munich to Pisa, flying over the port of Livorno.

External links: Embraer E-Jet family - Air Dolomiti (Wikipedia)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mailmen's Building

via San Giovanni, Livorno
I made up the name of this apartment building: it doesn't have a name, but it was built in Via San Giovanni in the early 1900s for the employees of what was then the Royal Italian Mail. It has an inner court and some interesting reliefs on the facade and also all around the top floor.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

One More Demonstration

Unions demonstration, piazza della Repubblica, Livorno
One more demonstration for employment, this time organized by the major unions.

See also: Livorno Won't Give Up

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

M/V Rita Schepers

Rita Schepers container ship, IMO 9134622, port of Livorno
We saw the container ship “Rita Schepers” last summer, while she was undergoing some maintenance works here in Livorno. After a few months she is back in service and in our port.

See also: Rita Schepers
External links: Port of Livorno (Pinterest)

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Winged Victory

Winged Victory by Mario Carlesi, Piazza della Vittoria, Livorno
This “Winged Victory”, by the sculptor Mario Carlesi, stands on the top of the monument to the soldiers fallen in World War I. The memorial was erected in 1925 in Piazza Magenta, which was then renamed Piazza della Vittoria (Victory Square). In background we can see the facade of the church of Santa Maria del Soccorso.

See also: Fallen - Piazza della Vittoria - Santa Maria del Soccorso

Monday, November 24, 2014

Four Taps

Drinking fountain with four taps, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
A new drinking fountain with four taps in Piazza del Municipio. The body of the fountain was made from the base of an old lamp post and it is placed just behind the stop of the shuttle buses which carry cruise passengers in town. Now our guests will be able to quench their thirst, but there are still no public bathrooms available for them.

See also: Piazza del Municipio - A New Look - Without Water - Habemus aquam!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Via De-Lardarelli

Piazza della Repubblica, Livorno
A building at the corner of Via de Larderel with Piazza della Repubblica. (Picture taken last August)
Old postcard, Piazza Carlo Alberto, Livorno
The same building visible in a 1913 postcard of Piazza Carlo Alberto, which was renamed Piazza della Repubblica (Republic Square) after the fall of the monarchy. Please note that Via de Larderel was funnily spelled as “Via De-Lardarelli”.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)
Search labels: postcard
See also: Piazza della Repubblica - Palazzo de Larderel