Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Theme Day: Movement

Boat OP16, Gruppo Ormeggiatori Barcaioli, Boatmen and Mooring Services, port of Livorno
There is a lot of movement in Livorno: cars, scooters, bicycles... The city is even ruled by a movement! My favorite kind is obviously on the water, so I am showing you a boat of the “Gruppo Ormeggiatori Barcaioli” (Boatmen and Mooring Services) of the port of Livorno.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Gate of the Parterre

Restored gate of the Parterre, Sandro Pertini park, viale Carducci, Livorno
The recently restored gate of the Parterre, now Sandro Pertini park. The pillar in background is what is left of a monumental fountain once placed at the corner of Via Garibaldi with Via Galilei. The statue on the top represents Hygieia, the goddess of health. On the body of the column we can find other symbols.

See also: Parterre - Caduceus - Mascaron Fountain
External links: Hygieia (Wikipedia)

Monday, September 29, 2014

Aquiloni in Festa

Aquiloni in Festa, Kites in Feast, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
“Aquiloni in Festa” (literally “Kites in Feast”) is an annual event at the Terrazza Mascagni.
Aquiloni in Festa, Kites in Feast, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
Last Sunday this festival of sorts attracted kite-flying lovers from the rest of Tuscany.
Aquiloni in Festa, Kites in Feast, Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno
It was a beautiful day, but a bit more wind would have been great.

See also: Terrazza Mascagni
Search labels: Terrazza Mascagni

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Grand Masters

In the park of Villa Fabbricotti we can find the busts of two preeminent Livornese Freemasons: Adriano Lemmi (Livorno, 1822–Florence, 1906) and Alessandro Tedeschi (Livorno, 1867–Saint-Loub├Ęs, 1940).
Bust of Adriano Lemmi, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
Adriano Lemmi, as Grand Master from 1885 until 1895, was able to reunite all the Masonic observances of the peninsula under the Grande Oriente d'Italia (Grand Orient of Italy).
Bust of Alessandro Tedeschi, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
With the advent of the Fascist Era, the Freemasonry was outlawed in Italy and the Grand Orient of Italy was reorganized in France where, in 1931, Alessandro Tedeschi became Grand Master in exile. During the war he was actively sought after by the Gestapo as a Jew, a Mason, and an anti-Fascist. He died in 1940, just before they were able to arrest him.

External links: Grand Orient of Italy

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Fosso in Fiore

Fosso in fiore, scali del Refugio, Livorno
A couple of years ago we saw the first traces of an urban farm on Scali del Refugio.
Fosso in fiore, scali del Refugio, Livorno
Now it is a hanging garden of sorts facing the canal and a sign call it “Fosso in Fiore”, which is literally “blooming canal”.

See also: Urban Farm

Friday, September 26, 2014

Via Paoli

Bicycle at the corner of Via dell'Origine with Via Paoli, Livorno
Bicycle below a dilapidated window against a newly painted and already tagged wall, at the corner of Via Paoli with Via dell'Origine. With weeds.

Search labels: bicycle art
External links: Bicycle Art

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Noordam cruise ship, IMO 9230115, port of Livorno
The 285-meter “Noordam” was built in 2006 at the Fincantieri shipyard in Marghera, Venice.
Noordam cruise ship, IMO 9230115, port of Livorno
She can carry 1916 passengers with a crew of 800.

External links: MS Noordam - Holland America Line (Wikipedia)
Search labels: cruise ship