Friday, July 25, 2014

Clet in Florence #2

More variations on a no-entry sign by Clet Abraham, still on his home turf in Florence. By the way, this afternoon we will be back in Livorno.
Squeezing the bar on a no-entry sign, Clet Abraham, Florence
Via del Campidoglio, Via de' Brunelleschi

Painting the bar on a no-entry sign, Clet Abraham, Florence
Piazza del Mercato Centrale

See also: Clet Abraham - On the Trail of Clet - Via dell'Olmo - Clet's Studio - Clet in Florence
External links: Thirty smile an hour zone: Cheeky artist changes road signs with stickers... (Daily Mail)
- The language of the street signs by Clet Abraham (Abitare)
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Container ship Gloria, IMO 9230787, cargo ship HHL Lisbon, IMO 9418975, Livorno
The container ship “Gloria” (184 m) e and the cargo “HHL Lisbon” (166 m) at the roadstead in the waters of Antignano. (Photo taken last June)
Container ship Gloria, IMO 9230787, Livorno
The same container ship “Gloria” in the choppy sea in front of the Terrazza Mascagni, the same day that the “Violet Ace” got stuck entering the port.

See also: Terrazza Mascagni - Violet Ace

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hooded Crow

Hooded crow, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
A hooded crow on the meadow outside the Fortezza Nuova.
(Picture taken last May)
See also: Fortezza Nuova
Search labels: bird - Fortezza Nuova
External links: Hooded crow

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Durand de la Penne

D 560 Luigi Durand de la Penne destroyer, port of Livorno
During summer, the cadets of the Naval Academy of Livorno usually take part in an annual training cruise on the “Amerigo Vespucci”, but the old sailing ship is undergoing extraordinary maintenance works at the La Spezia Navy Yard. The destroyer “Luigi Durand de la Penne” took the cadets on board last July 14th and is sailing to Barcelona, Lisbon, London, Brest and Casablanca, to be back in Livorno on September 20th.
Nave scuola Amerigo Vespucci A 5312, Vidhar 2012, Livorno
Our best wishes to our beloved “Amerigo Vespucci” for a quick and full recovery.

See also: Amerigo Vespucci
External links: Durand de la Penne-class destroyer (Wikipedia)
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Saturday, July 19, 2014

A New Shopping Center

Porta a Mare shopping center, Livorno
The new Porta a Mare shopping center opened last week. Shopkeepers of the nearby Borgo dei Cappuccini neighborhood are quite worried about the competition.

See also: Porta a Mare - Borgo Cappuccini - B Like Borgo