Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Piero Neri

Tugboat Piero Neri (IMO 9351713), LivornoThis is the “Piero Neri”, the dancing tug of my “Lisbon Express” post, temporarily moored inside the “Porto Mediceo”.Tugboat Piero Neri (IMO 9351713), LivornoYou can easily see the massive bulk of the boat that usually looks deceptively tiny from afar, near even bigger ships.Tugboat Piero Neri (IMO 9351713), LivornoIn the last image the “Piero Neri” is escorting a ship, passing the lighthouse inside the “Curvilinea”. After seeing the “dancer”, I guess that a new dimension could be added to its numbers at sea...
I would like to tank our friends Tash and Antjas for these posts:

It's not Livorno... (Palos Verdes Daily Photo)
It's not Livorno... (Sudbury Daily Photo)

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24 comments:

Jacob said...

If a tugboat could look good
The Piero Neri tug
Looks about as good as
It should.

Whatever. These things are quite massive in themselves, but you're right - when they're up against a large cruise ship they are literally dwarfed!

One more set of gorgeous boat photos!

brattcat said...

And in that first shot she does indeed look like a very fetching dance partner.

tapirgal said...

I love these! In the top photo, the stacks look like dancing arms, very animated. And the size is quite something. The last photo is quite lyrical with the white stone lighthouse. So picturesque! Another great post all in all.

James said...

These pictures are great. I love boats and ships. I missed Lisbon Express so I'm glad that you posted the link.

Clueless in Boston said...

I like tug boats, the real workers in any harbor.

Leif Hagen said...

Great Tugboat in the harbor photo and a blue sky!

Kcalpesh said...

First impression does make it look tiny. Thanks to your shots from various angles, I realized it's a HUGE vessel! Nice shots!

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Unseen Rajasthan said...

Another beautiful series of shots !! Great..

Andreea said...

It looks a lot bigger up close.

joo said...

She looks fanatastic against the light house!

Hilda said...

I'm looking at the tiny people on the road and the lighthouse and wow, she definitely is not tiny. Deceptive against those huge, huge ships she tows!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

REally good photos and tugboats are so interestng. I'm almost tempted to recite the "Miss Susie Had A Tugboat" poem.

Btw, the answer as to why the Mercer building has a square - in the original design, a neon light jutting out and reading "Mercer" was to have been suspended in the square. For some reason this didn't happen, and so the square remains as is.
Melbourne Daily Photo

B SQUARED said...

She must be a hard working vessel, and it is Livorno.

Ellie said...

Thank you for stopping by my mom's blog. You translation is 100% correct. She really enjoys blogging and sharing views from Bulgaria and neighborhood.
I don't make a difference between all the ships, but I can tell that your pictures are masterful - crystal clear blue and sharpness in harmony.

Kaori said...

Lovely photos! I didn't realise tugboats were so big! It looks especially grand against the blue sky :)

Asta said...

Hi there,

Lovely shots. I am - as you know - fascinated by anything with water.
The sky and the sea: Amazing blue colours!

Best regards
Asta

amatamari© said...

Girano un sacco e mezzo di rimorchiatori per i blog ma quelli di Livorno, ah!

:-)

cieldequimper said...

I'll go dance with you anytime, sweetheart of a tug (sorry, I can't help it, that's what tugs do to me!)

Stine in Ontario said...

Tugboats do look much smaller than they actually are. There's a kids' book most Canadians have read to them when very young that supports this idea.

Halcyon said...

Very neat to see it close up!

Cezar and Léia said...

Everything goes very well, and that blue sky is awesome!
But I'm in love for that lighthouse!
Léia

Gunn White said...

I have to say, that since I started using the camera around the harbor I have seen so many new boat-types..... The last of your photos is my favorite. Very nice composition!:-)

Tash said...

You get such wonderful close-up photos of these marine work horses. Thank you too for mentioning us.

Antjas said...

You have been an inspiration VP! And it was great that Tash was able to tie us together.