Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mercato Centrale

Mercato Centrale, Mercato delle Vettovaglie, Central Market, LivornoThis is my first post, so the image must be significant: this is the “Mercato Centrale” (Central Market) on the “Scali Saffi”. “Scali” means something like “landings” and it is a kind of street quite common in Livorno because a local canal called “fosso” (in origin a moat) runs along one of the sides. You can see several leisure boats moored alongside the wall of the “fosso” and also the arched entrance at sea level where provisions were delivered by barges. What is so peculiar about this photo? The simple answer is that I live nearby.

2 comments:

Hyde DP said...

well that seems a lovely place to live - welcome to the world of DP

Rob and Mandy said...

It is a significant picture indeed! Almost a year ago. Not sure if we will be able to post on the 21st, as we're going away for 10 days this coming friday, but anyway, let us be the first to congratulate you an your first blogaversary!