Sunday, October 11, 2009

Calignaia

Calignaia bridge, LivornoJust before arriving to the Sonnino Castle we pass a road bridge on the spectacular cove of Calignaia, which we have seen in the last photo of yesterday post.Calignaia bridge, LivornoFurther inland, up the valley amidst the “Colline Livornesi” (Livornesi Hills), we can see the destroyed bridge on the old road route, on the side of the railway bridge.Calignaia bridge, LivornoAnother glimpse of the pebbled beach of Calignaia, one of the nicest places along the Livornese coastline. Even here a renowned hotel-restaurant with a spectacular view is perched near the northern side of the bridge.
As suggested by Andreea of Bucharest Daily Photo, have a look at the Bixby Creek Arch Bridge.

See also:

Castello del BoccaleTorre di CalafuriaCastel SonninoGreen Lizard's Bay

21 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

Certainly a special place for a hotel. One of my favourite hotels is located by a magnificent suspension bridge in the Swedish province Ångermanland.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That's an impressive and beautiful bridge.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This bridge reminds me of some of the bridges on Highway 1 along the Pacific Coast in the Big Sur area of California.

brattcat said...

Arches are so beautiful. And so strong too. Good shots, VP.

Kcalpesh said...

A superb view of a marvelous looking architecture! Great shots!

Leif Hagen said...

Some impressive bridges taken by an impressive (world famous) photographer!

Cezar and Léia said...

You've got very nice angles to show us this bridge, the landscape is really remarkable! And the castle is neat too!
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

Lunch after a bath. Sounds perfect to me. ;-)

Andreea said...

I second Dave's opinion, this reminds me a lot of Highway 1 in Northern California. Here's a photo

http://www.pelicannetwork.net/bigsur.bixby.bridge.htm

Stine in Ontario said...

The bridge has a beautiful curve which your photos show very nicely.

Ilse said...

Postings this week were very interesting & diverse. Italy is so fantastic with its visual diversity. Every corner holds wonders evidencing history. I envy your rising every morning to the endless possibilities of aesthetic pleasure.

Jacob said...

I guess I'll have to put a visit to the Livornese coastline on my "bucket list"!

These are really wonderful photos, VP!

Are those a couple of sunbathers in the first picture? If so, they definitely give a sense of scale to the massiveness of the bridge.

Hilda said...

I didn't realize how large the bridge is until I enlarged the photo and saw the tiny ant-like people!

Fantastic shot, especially with its sharp shadow. Love the fact that plants are now growing on the destroyed bridge. Looks lovely.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shot !! Nice post !! Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

JM said...

Wonderful perspectives and fab location!

joo said...

This bridge is impressive!

Steffe said...

The hotel looks interesting. And I like the design of the bridge.

Ellie said...

The bridge is fascinating, but the grandness and the greenness of the hill is what stole my eyes!

tapirgal said...

I like this bridge design. I've never seen anything quite like it. Of course, the location is inviting!

Tinsie said...

This is very interesting. I don't think I've ever seen a bridge over a beach! Nice shot of the Colline Livornesi - are they this green at the moment?

Vogon Poet said...

@ Tinsie - They are, I took these photos last Wednesday, October 7.