Friday, November 27, 2009

On Top

Skylight on the roof of the Central Market, LivornoThis is the skylight of the “Mercato Centrale” and the guy in white coveralls, safety belts and mask, is walking on top of it wielding a power tool. In foreground one of the lightning rods of the building.Skylight on the roof of the Central Market, LivornoProbably they are fixing some of the Eternit boards of the roof, hence the protective gear, necessary to handle and cut this stuff.Crane, scali Saffi, Central Market, LivornoThe huge crane almost uses all the width of the “Scali Saffi”.

17 comments:

Ellie Vellie said...

Is the guy afraid of swine flu? He looks serious in that outfit like taken from a movie where the world is guaranteed :)

Ellie Vellie said...

I meant quarantined. I had too much wine with that turkey :)

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The top photo is very dramatic - scary! Did he leave his flying saucer just on the other side of the roof?
:-)

The next ones showing the scale are dizzying. I would not like to be up that high.
Three Rivers Daily Photo

Gunn White said...

Good and interesting documentary shots.
Have a nice weekend, with or without your camera!:-)

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic shot !! This is a lovely post !!Unseen Rajasthan

Kate said...

First time I've seen someone suited up like that when it isn't an emergency. Good that great care is taken for his safety.

Cezar and Léia said...

I liked it a lot, you showed the 3 versions of the place , and finally I got the whole building and the massive size of it!This man is BRAVE, I could never do it or stay in that "top"!
Happy weekend dear friend!
Léia

brattcat said...

Seeing that first photo in the portal was totally intriguing. Well done, you.

Tinsie said...

When I first saw this on Google Reader (tiny thumbnail picture) I thought they must have been shooting another Star Wars movie!!

Jacob said...

Pictures like that give me the "willies!" I don't like heights, nor do I like stuff I have to protect myself before handling!

Andreea said...

Interesting slice of life, all in day's work. The man's outfit does look very impressive.

Ilse said...

Not sure what's happening here. But that is a really nice olde building. I love the columns on the portico.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I like these workmen at work pictures!

cieldequimper said...

Wow, an alien!

Paula said...

My husband does scary work like this. He can't understand why everyone thinks it's so weird - go figure.

Stine in Ontario said...

I was thinking "moon walk" when I saw the top photo. But NOW I understand as I scroll down the page. :)

JM said...

Looking at the first pic I would never say the 'white man' was this high! The crane pic is just great and the building looks beautiful.