Friday, October 2, 2009

Scali delle Barchette

Scali delle Barchette, LivornoThis picture was taken from the “ponte della Venezia” (Venice bridge) toward “Scali delle Barchette” (landing of the small boats), trying to emulate the angle of the old postcard.
In background we see the reddish “Capitana” bastion of the “Fortezza Vecchia” and the round “Mastio di Matilde”. The “Santa Trinita” bridge, in front of the fortress, is a new incarnation of the old one with the arches. The building with the sloping reddish roof under the crane is the fish market.Old postcard, scali delle Barchette, LivornoThe first boat on the right in the old postcard is a “navicello”, along with some other smaller boats.

See also: Ponte della Venezia - Scali delle Ancore

24 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

This we like. The historic perspective through the power of photography.

Incidentally, navicello sounds almost like some kind of seaside drink. Not for the captain but for the passengers?

- Waiter, I'll have two of those please!

Jacob said...

Very well done, VP! I think the postcard people should use your photo to do a new one and sell the old and new side by side.

You could get rich!

Kcalpesh said...

Quite fed up of the road traffic in Mumbai! I'm loving this boat traffic on the waterway!! :-)

- Pixellicious Photos

MaCoBra said...

Amazing, almost nothing has changed to the buildings... only the boats have changed.

brattcat said...

Wow! I love when you offer us twin glimpses like this.

Benikos place said...

Very good comparison images!!!well done :)

Wolynski said...

Really interesting - everything is the same, but the boats are nicer. They really like to keep things as they were in Italy - I guess they built to last. Lovely photo.

Halcyon said...

Very neat! It's amazing how little it has changed over the years.

Happy Friday!

joo said...

I really like the place, and the old poscard is beautiful! Strange but this place hasn't changed very much.

Cezar and Léia said...

You are skilled at photography!
Wonderful post!
Léia

cieldequimper said...

Were you really trying to emulate? The result is stunning. I need to find a way of doing this. It's nice to see a navicello in the water.

amatamari© said...

Accipicchia!!!
Ma come hai fatto? Sono precise precise!!!

Vogon Poet said...

@ Per - The “navicello” drink could be a good idea, but it wouldn't ever be... on the rocks!
@ ciel & amatamari - In this case it is not difficult to find the place from where the original was shot, because it's along a bridge...

Anzu said...

Even if long time passes,
your town does not change.
It is very splendid.

(ノ゚∇゚)ノ⌒☆

tapirgal said...

Both photos are great. I love the old bridge with arches and the old boat shapes. I'm sure the new boats are more comfortable and practical, though! It's fun to compare.

Andreea said...

Amazing. It looks pretty much the same. Any idea how old is the old postcard?

Vogon Poet said...

@ tapirgal - Then, these were mostly 'commercial' boats, now you see pleasure crafts only.
@ Andreea - It is about one hunfred years old.

JM said...

It's great to see both old and new! You managed to get the same angle, good work!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I LOVE the way you did this, excellent!!!!! Nice photo and the comparison is perfect.

Ilse said...

I like these "then" & "now" exposes. A quick history lesson. A picture tells a thousand words.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

Lovely to see the old and new contrasted - so much the same and it seems most of the restoration has been done with consideration.

Tinsie said...

I love photos taken against old postcards. It's amazing to see how many things change over the years - and how many more stay the same!

White Oleander said...

Hey, where do you find these old photographs?

Ellie said...

This is great and historic comparison! I enjoy comparing old photos with modern day scenery! Thanks for the research