Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Man & Boat

Patrol boat to Gorgona island, LivornoA boat of the penitentiary police leaving the port for the island prison of Gorgona, recently open to some kind of restricted tourism.Signora del Vento training shipA sailor on board the “Signora del Vento”, a vessel clearly stating that her (unlikely) home port is Rome.Fishing boat, LivornoA fisherman entering the harbour on his small boat after a day of work, sorry that we can't say if he was lucky or not.
We are back in Livorno, ready to get some fresh photos after so much canned goods...

14 comments:

Saretta said...

Prison tourism? Bleh...

Steffe said...

I remember the Signora, a beautiful ship, sailing to Rome, that would be something else!

Hilda said...

Such a great variety of boats! To tell you the truth, I'll never be able to tell one from the other if it were just me.

Glad you got back home safe. Hope you had a wonderful vacation!

brattcat said...

Welcome home! Does the beautiful Signora have little wheels on her keel?

Jacob said...

Most of us couldn't tell the difference between canned and fresh, unless it was tuna.

Great shots, VP. Keep 'em coming. You always post interesting stuff, canned or not!

B SQUARED said...

Tourists visiting a prison, sounds like a new Reality Show. I would love to see that ship "sail" into Rome. That would stop traffic,;literally.

joo said...

I like the fisherman boat the most - it's really cool shot. Your canned goods are really superb:)

Vogon Poet said...

The island of Gorgona is part of the Tuscan Archipelago National Park.
Now you can visit the park, not the penal colony, which is only part of this tiny island.
I think the closer you can get to the inmates, mostly lifers turned farmers, is by tasting some of their produce.

Ming the Merciless said...

Bon jour, je suis back!! :-) How have you been?

How did you get such a close-up of the boats? Do you have telephoto lenses or are you in another boat?

Halcyon said...

I always like your boat pictures. I guess having a boat with the home port of Rome is sort of like Switzerland winning the America's Cup!

MaCoBra said...

Most of the interesting things seem to happen around the harbor..

James said...

I love these photos and look forward to more.

Kate said...

An island prison...like Alcatraz, but much different in environment. Harbor shots are always intriguing and interesting.

Thanks for visiting my blog today. I know the image is shocking, but the commentary explains its legitimacy on the post.

Leif Hagen said...

Wonderful boat photos! The Signora del Vento is really a handsome boat!! Grazie mille