Friday, September 25, 2009

Bye Bye Vespucci

Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoThe “Amerigo Vespucci” left Livorno yesterday afternoon, we'll see her again next year for another summer training cruise.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoI took these photos from the entrance of the port, with the ship actually moving, escorted by two tugs and by the pilot boat.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoOur autumn looks like an extended summer, another dismissal of the superstition that the “Vespucci” brings bad weather.Amerigo Vespucci training ship, LivornoI'll post few more images of our visit on board later next week, I shot so many photos that it's hard to make a choice.

Search labels: Amerigo Vespucci - tug
External links: Amerigo Vespucci (Wikipedia)

23 comments:

Jacob said...

Migod, that's an incredibly beautiful vessel. Just magnificent! I can imagine you took a lot of shots! I'd have burned up several cards!

Where is it going for the winter? Do you get very cold in Livorno? Snow, ice, etc.?

Ilse said...

Wow! Looks like your part of the world is enjoying the same spectacular fall weather that we are here in New England.

brattcat said...

You make us feel up close and personal. Fantastic documentation.

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful ship. Can't wait to see some onboard phoos.

tapirgal said...

Ah, that's beautiful! Another fun post. Your pilot boat has one two many letters in the name :)

Leif Hagen said...

Was "Sailor Girl" from Lisbon on that boat?! Great snaps = bravo!

Baruch said...

Great captures - I favour the last one

Kcalpesh said...

For once I thought, I was looking at a period story book! That's an amazing vessel! Thanks for sharing these shots!!!

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Sunny said...

Very enjoyable. Beautiful ship.
Sunny :)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

I have never seen such a Big Anchor before !!The post is fantastic as usual !!Unseen Rajasthan

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - Winter in Livorno is quite mild, it may snow for a day once in a decade.
The Vespucci usually goes to the Navy yard in La Spezia. Livorno is a commercial port and the Navy hasn't many facilities here.

Gunn White said...

She looks like a fine ship, and I really look forward to see photos from the inside.:-)

Cezar and Léia said...

wow this ship is really stunning!
Great pictures!
Léia :)

Wolynski said...

How can you go wrong with a ship like that? Gorgeous.

Rob said...

Spectacularly splendid boat! I wish there were more of them around.

B SQUARED said...

A wonderful ship. So majestic.

Hilda said...

Bye-bye, you gorgeous ship! Sail well and safely.

You went on board?? Oooooh! I am definitely looking forward to your photos! Good luck with the sorting! ;)

Halcyon said...

Bye bye sailors!!! Can't wait to see the other photos. I know what you mean about choosing.

Jacob said...

Thanks, VP! I would guess you are looking forward to winter much as we are...mild but not freezing...a wonderful time here in Central Florida as it must be in Livorno.

cieldequimper said...

The last shot is my favourite. It's definitely a ciao, not an addio.

Kate said...

The ship is a beauty. Looks too good to be real!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

SUPER CAPTURES! LOVE these old time sailing vessels! It is a beauty!

Tinsie said...

Amazing shots! Looking forward to seeing more of them :-)