Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nuit américaine

Lamp posts at night, Fosso Reale, Livorno
It wasn't exactly night, only late dusk, and I admit that a bit of nuit américaine (day for night) was used in this image of lamp posts on the Fosso Reale.

External links: Day for night (Wikipedia)

Monday, September 1, 2014

Theme Day: Rust and Ruins

Dutch church, Chiesa degli Olandesi, scali degli Olandesi, Livorno
It is hard to speak of rust and ruins without remembering our beloved Dutch church.
Dutch church, Chiesa degli Olandesi, scali degli Olandesi, Livorno
The building is still fenced off and its own railing is almost overgrown by weeds.


External links: Temple of the Dutch German Congregation (Wikipedia)
See also: Dutch church - A Good Start
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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Google Maps Camera Car

Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
Last Tuesday an unusual car was parked amid the vehicles of the Polizia Municipale (Municipal Police).
Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
It was a Google Maps Opel Astra with its 15-lens “camera”. Street View arrived in Livorno more than five years ago, as soon as they knew of our blog.
Google Maps Camera Car, piazza del Municipio, Livorno
The rig keeps the device at a height of 8.2 feet (2.5 m) and also features GPS units for tracking location, and laser range scanners that capture 3D models of the car’s surroundings.

External links: Google Street View (Wikipedia) - Secrets of a Google Street View car driver (Daily Mail)
See also: Window with a Heart

Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Fountain

Fountain in an inner court, via Mameli, Livorno
A fountain in the inner court of a building in Via Mameli.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Standfast 50

Standfast 50 sailboat, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
A Standfast 50 sailboat in the waters of the Terrazza Mascagni.
Standfast 50 sailboat, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
Th 15-meter yacht is sailing under a conspicuous Dutch flag.
(Pictures taken last June)
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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Guard Dogs

Guard dogs, Yacht Club Livorno, via del Molo Mediceo, Livorno
The relaxed and quite friendly guard dogs of the Yacht Club Livorno. (Picture taken last July)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

AIDAblu

AIDAblu Cruise ship, IMO 9398888, port of Livorno
The 253-meter “AIDAblu” entered service in 2010 and is the seventh ship of the AIDA fleet. She is the fourth of the new generation, built at the Meyer Werft shipyard, in Germany.
AIDAblu Cruise ship, IMO 9398888, port of Livorno
With a crew of 607 she can carry 2050 passengers. “AIDAblu” has 1,096 cabins: 414 inside, 172 outside and 453 with balcony. She also has 18 suites, 34 spa balcony cabins and 5 spa suites.

See also: AIDAmar - Red Lips
External links: AIDAblu - AIDA Cruises - Meyer Werft (Wikipedia) - Deck plan M/S AIDA blu (Seascanner)
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