Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Clocks

Clock, church of Sant'Andrea, LivornoAll of these clocks are on buildings facing “Viale Carducci”, the tree-lined avenue linking the railway station with the city center. The first image shows one of the four dials on the tower of the church of “Sant'Andrea”, just opposite the “Cisternone”.Clock of Livorno Centrale railway station, LivornoAt the other end of the “viale” we find the clock towering over the entrance of the main railway station, “Livorno Centrale”.Clock of the former Pirelli factory, LivornoAbout half-way we can see the clock of the former Pirelli factory, now a community center and part of the “Parterre” park.

26 comments:

James said...

I love old clocks. This is a wonderful collection of them.

Tash said...

they are gorgeous. I can never get enought clock shots. I take it that the photos were taken at different times :) or are they on 'ferie' too?

Vogon Poet said...

Tash is right, I forgot to say that the photos were taken at different times in two different days. Strangely all these clocks are perfectly working.

joo said...

As you know I like clocks very much - yours are terrific. I tried to decide which I like the most and well, difficult choice, but I think the first one. it's simple and the contrast is superb.

Fio said...

So, I choose the middle one in colours of see :-)

brattcat said...

This is a section of town with really good timing. Great shots.

Gunn White said...

Magnificent ( x 3 )
I can´t make up my mind which one is my favorite. :-)

B SQUARED said...

They are becoming relics of a bygone era. Seems like watches are declining in popularity these days with the increased use of cell phones.

Hilda said...

Livorno seems to be a very time-conscious city — so many clocks in one street! Lovely collection, but I have to say that the one of the railway station is the most fascinating because of the ornate details.

Sunny said...

Wonderful collection.
Sunny :)

Halcyon said...

They are all nice, but I think the last one is my fave. It's fancy!

Layrayski said...

Beautiful face of the clock. I don't see many huge clocks out in the open from where I live. =)

Jacob said...

Maybe no one in Livorno wears a wristwatch, so you need to have all these clocks for people to tell time...but how would you know when to get up to go to work?

;-))

I really love clocks like this, too, and find them quite attractive!

cieldequimper said...

The second one, Livorno Centrale. Is that the train station? It's gorgeous.

cieldequimper said...

Oh forget what I just said. I've got a headache, it's too hot for me! Don't discard the "gorgeous" bit though!

Saretta said...

Nice clocks! The first photo is stupendous, I love the colors and angle!

m_m said...

Wonderful details! I love watching various kinds of clocks!

Cezar and Léia said...

Jacob's comment gave me an idea to suggest to you... Maybe in the next post you could put a picture of the church bells who wake the city up so that they get to work... :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Ellie said...

I like clocks - these are piece of art! They say wrist watch is now as obsolete as the record player and cassette player - I don't care - I like mine. I am a time freak - have to always know what time it is. Hate to be late. My hubby is opposite - does not posses a watch - says he always has his Blackberry - he is always late :)

tapirgal said...

It must be wonderufl to walk down that street. The first image was so striking (no pun intended) with the contrast and the colors! And the old Pirelli factory must be a beautiful building. I'm vaguely remembering an early tire factor in Los Angeles (I grew up in a nearby town) that was built to look like something either pretty or very unusual, and now I can't remember. Anyway, this photo jogged my memory.

Frank said...

Love the collection of clocks. Fun and very colorful.

Yoork said...

I like the Pirelli factory clock! Reminds me of one of those clock in the old western towns that mark shoot-offs!

Baruch said...

I love clocks - this is a nice variety

JM said...

What a wonderful set of beautiful clocks!

White Oleander said...

These old clocks are historic...they last forever.

Tinsie said...

I love taking pictures of clocks. All three of these are great!