Monday, February 8, 2016

A Chimera

Chimera, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
According to Greek mythology, the Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail with a snake's head. Ours is huge, and it is on the facade of a building in Piazza del Municipio.

External links: Chimera (Wikipedia)
See also: Everyday Chimera - Piazza del Municipio

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Piazza Cavour 1902

Piazza Cavour, Livorno
Piazza Cavour last June.
Vintage postcard, Piazza Cavour, Livorno
Piazza Cavour in a 1902 postcard.

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Piazza Cavour - Cavour
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The 1849 Cannon

Old cannon, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
This old cannon is placed on an embankment of the Fortezza Nuova and it is pointed towards Porta San Marco (Saint Mark's Gate), in memory of the defense of the city against the Austrian troops in 1849.

See also: Fortezza Nuova - Porta San Marco - The Austrians Are Coming
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Customs Building

Former Customs building, Piazza dell'Arsenale, Livorno
Piazza dell'Arsenale: former Customs building, built in 1874.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

VF 1174

Fireboat VF 1174, port of Livorno
Darsena Vecchia (Old Harbor): the 28-meter fireboat “VF 1174”, built in 1999 at the F.lli Giacalone shipyard in Mazara del Vallo.

See also: Old Harbor - View on the Old Harbor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Iris, Via Corazzi, Livorno
A gorgeous iris in Via Corazzi. (Photo taken last August)

External links: Iris (Wikipedia)
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