Saturday, August 1, 2015

Theme Day: Bicycle

Green Bike, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
This yellow bicycle proclaims clearly that it is a ‘green bike’. This may sounds vaguely Magrittian, but it is also true because ‘Green Bike’ is the name of the shop that rents these bicycles in Livorno.

External links: The Treachery of Images (Wikipedia) - Bicycle Art (Inspiration Green)
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Effetto Venezia 2015

Effetto Venezia, Livorno
My affection for “Effetto Venezia” is decisively scarce, but I always go around there to take some photos.
Effetto Venezia, Livorno
Effetto Venezia, Livorno
Venezia is a quarter of Livorno: I usually roam its streets before dark, trying to avoid the worst of the crowd.
Effetto Venezia, Livorno
It is always funny to find some attractions still ‘unattended’...

See also: Effetto Venezia
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Seven Years After

Villa Regina park, Borgo dei cappuccini, Livorno
The first time I visited the park of Villa Regina was in the summer of 2009 and I wrote my impressions in this post. I didn't feel the urgency of coming back to the place for the best part of seven years, but a few days ago, passing by, I managed to take this shot of the entrance boulevard. Maybe one day I will summon the courage to re-visit the rest...

See also: Villa Regina

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Al Farahidi

Container ship Al Farahidi, IMO 9149756, port of Livorno
The 276-meter container ship “Al Farahidi” of the United Arab Shipping Company, leaving the port of Livorno.
Container ship Al Farahidi, IMO 9149756, port of Livorno
Container ship Al Farahidi, IMO 9149756, port of Livorno
The “Al Farahidi” was built in 1998 by the Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd, in Japan. The last shot, with the tug “Alessandro Neri”, was taken under the rain. (Photos taken last June)

External links: United Arab Shipping Company (Wikipedia)
See also: Alessandro Neri
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Barrel Jellyfish

Barrel jellyfish, Livorno
Maurizio is our usual reporter from the sea, but his daughter Veronica keeps stealing the show with this underwater photo of a barrel jellyfish. We have already seen her at work last Sunday with this photo.

See also: The Castle's Jetty - Walk... on Water - Coppa Risi'atori 2015 - Molo Novo
External links: Rhizostoma pulmo (Wikipedia)

Monday, July 27, 2015

Almost Finished

New building, Scoglio della Regina, Livorno
The new building and the rest of the complex at the “Scoglio della Regina” (Queen's Rock) are almost finished: the piazza has already a few benches, but the mysterious statue is still completely wrapped.
New building, Scoglio della Regina, Livorno
New building, Scoglio della Regina, Livorno
The pattern of the paving is eye-catching and almost hypnotic. On a side there is also a small jetty.
Industrial shed, Porta a Mare, Livorno
Sadly, the nearby Big Blue Shed is getting bluer and more conspicuous by the day...

See also: A “Horror” Revisited - A New Sculpture - The Big Blue Shed

Sunday, July 26, 2015

The Castle's Jetty

This is the first part of a series of posts about our coast seen from the sea. The authors of the photos are our friend Maurizio and his daughter Veronica.
Castel Sonnino, Livorno
The jetty on the south side of Castel Sonnino (Sonnino Castle) is quite popular in summer. [Photo by Veronica]
Castel Sonnino, Livorno
With its 91 meter above sea level the promontory of Castel Sonnino is the highest point of our coast.
[Photo by Maurizio]

See also: Castello del Boccale - Torre di Calafuria - Calignaia - Castel Sonnino - Green Lizard's Bay - Walk... on Water