Friday, July 17, 2009

Scali delle Cantine

Scali delle Cantine, LivornoThis is a view from “Piazza della Repubblica” toward the “Scali delle Cantine”, on the right, and the “Fortezza Nuova”, on the left.Old postcard, Scali delle Cantine, LivornoThe postcard dates from the first years of the last century and, as you can see, not much has changed in the buildings.

17 comments:

joo said...

Doesn't change much idneed. The buildings are pretty - I like the pastel shades of them. Nice place:)

m_m said...

Everything is the same:)

Jacob said...

The first photo is wonderful...just a very beautiful place...looks like a golf course on the left hand side along the fort...

It is amazing how little has changed over the years.

I think that is one thing I like about Europe...

Have a great day!

brattcat said...

Do boats still navigate the waterway?

B SQUARED said...

Now the burning question, You didn't take both pictures, did you?

Hilda said...

And I find that fact amazing and wonderful!

Halcyon said...

Beautiful! It hasn't changed much over the years.

James said...

I love to see photos of the same place compared after many years. It's always nice to see it not changed.
Wonderful post and wonderful picture.

Frank said...

Thank god not much has changed. That is what is so marvelous about Livorno and Europe. It's what makes so many of us over on this side of the pond so envious. Not just your incredible history but that you SAVE and preserve it so that future generations can enjoy it. Great photo and postcard. Keep it coming.

Tinsie said...

The two photos look almost identical! Amazing.

Vogon Poet said...

@ brattcat - Yes, leisure boats still navigate these canals (fossi).
@ B SQUARED - About the first I'm pretty sure, about the second I think my granddad was twelve at the time...

Baruch said...

Very nice - it is always great to compare today with yesterday by means of a postcard.

MaCoBra said...

Fascinating, so little change!

I was in an Italian restaurant a couple of days ago and there was a poster of Livorno, theres so much I know of that town now.....:)

Steffe said...

It's really great to be able to see that the area looks pretty much the same today as all those years ago.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great shots. I love now and then photos. It's amazing not much has changed in all that time.

Tash said...

Wonderful comparison - I'm so impressed that you got the layout exactly the same!

Jilly said...

Glorious shot and so little changed - thank goodness.