Friday, January 30, 2015

The Spoiled Monk

Restaurant Il Monaco Viziato, The Spoiled Monk, via Magenta, Livorno
Outside the restaurant “Il Monaco Viziato” (The Spoiled Monk) in Via Magenta.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Crowded Balcony

Crowded balcony, Viale Carducci, Livorno
A “crowded” balcony in Viale Carducci. (Picture taken last July)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Yacht Guilty, port of Livorno
The 35-meter yacht “Guilty” was built in 2008 at the Cantieri Navali Rizzardi in Sabaudia.
Yacht Guilty, port of Livorno
The naval architect is Arrabito Naval Architects and the designer is Ivana Porfiri of Porfiristudio. The eye-catching camouflage design is by Jeff Koons and reminds us of the dazzle camouflage used in World War I.
Yacht Guilty, port of Livorno
“Guilty” was originally built for the Greek art collector Dakis Joannou.

External links: Jeff Koons - Dazzle camouflage - Dakis Joannou (Wikipedia)
- Dakis Joannou's “Guilty” yacht by Jeff Koons and Ivana Porfiri (Don't Panic)
- ‘Guilty’ by Ivana Porfiri for Dakis Joannou (Yatzer)
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Dina and Dino

Stolpersteine, stumbling blocks, remembering Dina Bona Attal and Dino Bueno, Livorno
A few days ago two Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) have been placed in Via della Coroncina, where once lived the 44-year-old Dina Bona Attal and her 21-year-old son Dino Bueno. They were arrested near Lucca in December 1943 and both died in Auschwitz.

See also: Stolpersteine - Not Even One Year - Perla - Isacco Bayona
External links: Stolperstein (Wikipedia) - Dina Bona Attal - Dino Bueno (The names of the Italian Shoah)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Saint Francis

Stained glass window, Cathedral of Livorno
Our Cathedral is dedicated to Saint Francis, represented in this stained glass window on the apse of the church. The windows were lightened up on Christmas Eve for the Midnight Mass.

See also: Duomo di Livorno - Around the Duomo - Fontana del Duomo - Inside the Cathedral - Most Blessed Sacrament Chapel - Marco Alessandro del Borro - Works around the Cathedral

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Via di Montenero

Building in via di Montenero, Livorno
An interesting building in Via di Montenero...
Vintage postacard, building in via di Montenero, Livorno
... and a century-old postcard with a view of the same street.

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Montenero - Sanctuary of Montenero - Funicolare - Sagrato - Famedio - Piazza del Santuario
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Saturday, January 24, 2015