Saturday, March 28, 2015

Toxic Cloud

Toxic cloud, via Gherardi Del Testa, Livorno
We already had a fire a couple of years ago, this time it was a toxic cloud of sorts which chased us away from our apartment last Sunday night. Firefighters searched the building and then the neighborhood until midnight, while an ambulance was ready for the worst. Eventually, we all went to sleep in our beds and nobody was seriously hurt.

See also: Theme Day: My Street

Friday, March 27, 2015

Road Victims

Ghost bike, road victims, Via della Cinta Esterna, Livorno
A ‘ghost bike’ in Via della Cinta Esterna, a memorial dedicated to road victims.

See also: Ghost Bike - Destroyed Ghost Bike
External links: Ghost bike (Wikipedia)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Via della Bassata

Unusual building, Via della Bassata, Livorno
An unusual building, at least for our standards, in Via della Bassata.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ortensia II

Grab dredger Ortensia II, IMO 8664931, port of Livorno
In view of the next regional elections in May, hundreds of millions of euro (which nobody has) are being promised to transform Livorno in the first port of the known Universe. Meanwhile, the dredge “Ortensia II” keeps excavating the entrance channel to the port: an absolutely necessary work, planned years ago, and long overdue.

See also: CREI I

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Cats of March

Cat, Scali delle Pietre, Livorno
A cold and rainy Sunday for these two cats on Scali delle Pietre.
Cat, Scali delle Pietre, Livorno
Cats, Scali delle Pietre, Livorno
Their only refuge was the small entrance hall of a bank, open for the ATM.
(Pictures taken last February)

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Monday, March 23, 2015

From the Bridge

Training session of the Venezia crew, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
The crew of Venezia seen from the swing bridge during a training session on Sunday morning.

See also: Swing Bridge - From the Swing Bridge
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Walk... on Water

There was a time when, mostly on Monday, I posted four or five photos following an itinerary, a story or a pretext. It ended because I exhausted almost every possible route and there was not much to photograph anymore. The last one was in June of the past year, but something changed yesterday...
Maurizio Barzacchi, Fosso Reale, Livorno
It doesn't happen every day that a friend comes to pick you up with a boat just by your home: here comes Maurizio in the Fosso Reale on his boat.
Under San Benedetto bridge, Fosso Reale, Livorno
A few tens of meters past my personal landing, we were already passing under the San Benedetto Bridge.
Under Piazza della Repubblica, Fosso Reale, Livorno
For the first time I was able to cross the whole lenght of Piazza della Repubblica without worrying about speeding cars and scooters. The police boat in the basin of the Fortezza Nuova wasn't waiting for us.
La Bodeguita seen from the canal, Livorno
Our friend cieldequimper will probably recognize this place...
Fortezza Vecchia and the new bridge, Livorno
Soon we were passing the new bridge, here with the Fortezza Vecchia in background, and ready to enter the port. But that is another story...

See also: Maurizio - San Benedetto Bridge - Piazza della Repubblica - Fortezza Nuova - La Bodeguita - The New Bridge - Fortezza Vecchia
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