Sunday, April 19, 2015

Greetings from Livorno #2

Today we are starting to post a series of old “Saluti da Livorno” (Greetings from Livorno) postcards. These first two were published by Künzli Frères in Zurich around 1900 and clearly they are not photos.
Greetings from Livorno, Saluti da Livorno old postcard
The Four Moors and Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, now Piazza Grande.
Greetings from Livorno, Saluti da Livorno old postcard
The Torre del Marzocco (Marzocco Tower) and the Accademia Navale (Italian Naval Academy).
(Postcards digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Greetings from Livorno - Four Moors - Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II - Torre del Marzocco
External links: Italian Naval Academy (Wikipedia)
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

To Florence

Air One Airbus A320-216 EI-DSZ, Livorno
This is an Air One Airbus A320-216 over the port of Livorno, en route from Tirana to Pisa. We are not flying away, but we are going to take a local train to spend a few days in Florence.
(Picture taken last March)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Ten Sails

Ten Laser sailboats, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
The Laser class is one of the most popular in the world: here are ten boats at the Terrazza Mascagni, on a Sunday morning a couple of weeks ago.
(Picture taken last March)
See also: Terrazza Mascagni
External links: Laser (Wikipedia)
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

The Singing Blackbird

Blackbird, port of Livorno
This blackbird was singing loudly in a tree, inside the Porto Mediceo.
Blackbird, port of Livorno
He was also so kind to pose for me...

See also: Giorni della merla - The Blackbird - A Blackbird - Blackbirds Don't Tweet
External links: The Merla Days (Italy Heritage)
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Zim Qingdao & MSC Vigo

Container ships Zim Qingdao IMO 9318163, MSC Vigo IMO 9480227, port of Livorno
With the help of Maurizio we are well inside the Darsena Toscana. This is a part of the cargo port that we usually do not see and where both the 260-meter “Zim Qingdao” and the 270-meter “MSC Vigo” are loading or unloading containers. (Picture taken last March)

See also: Cargo Port - Maurizio - Walk... on Water

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Trashed Bins

Crushed trash bin, Scali Saffi, Livorno
Half-destroyed trash bin, Scali D'Azeglio, Livorno
People keep talking much about tourism, but the funny state of our trash bins says a lot about our city...

Monday, April 13, 2015

Vivicittà 2015

Vivicittà 2015, Via Ricasoli, Livorno
I didn't know much about “Vivicittà”, but yesterday I saw a lot of runners in Via Ricasoli.
Vivicittà 2015, Via Ricasoli, Livorno
This event is a spring half marathon that takes place in several Italian and also European cities.
Vivicittà 2015, Via Ricasoli, Livorno
I tried to catch the runners again in another part of Livorno, but they obviously outrunned me.
Andrea Gesi, Meini Federico, Vivicittà 2015, Livorno
The winner was Andrea Gesi (race tag 53) and the second was Federico Meini (race tag 1).

External links: Half marathon (Wikipedia)