Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ponte di Marmo

Ponte di Marmo, Marble Bridge, LivornoThis is the “Ponte di Marmo” (Marble Bridge). The quarter of New Venice was connected to the rest of Livorno by seven bridges crossing the various canals. Six are still in place, heavily restored or completely rebuilt. The missing one, the Crocetta (Small Cross) bridge, will be rebuilt with the works for the redigging of the interred canal of “Viale Caprera”, which is where we can see the bell tower of the church of “San Ferdinando”.Ponte di Marmo, Marble Bridge, LivornoThe “Ponte di Marmo” leads straight into “Via Borra” and takes its name from the white marble parapets and finishings.Ponte di Marmo, Marble Bridge, LivornoFrom the other side of the bridge, just in the middle, we can see the back of the “Palazzo Comunale” (Town Hall).

See also: Ponte dei Domenicani - Ponte della Venezia - Ponte di San Giovanni - Ponte dell'Angiolo - Ponte del Luogo Pio

27 comments:

Jacob said...

I would guess that this is not all that exciting to you in that you see it all the time, but from my point of view it is quite exotic and quite beautiful...so very different than anything you can find in this country.

Another excellent post showing, with great aplomb, your wonderful city!

BeachILike said...

Beautiful reflection on the first one.

madmats said...

I totally agree, very nice comment Jacob !

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and classified shot !! Loved the shadow !!

nobu said...

Beautiful view, I'd like to walk along the river.

Kate said...

Wonderful photos! Makes me yearn to go on a trip!!

Tinsie said...

I notice a lot of boats on the canal side. Is there a lot of traffic along the canal?

cieldequimper said...

I think that might be my favourite bridge until now. The reflection is great... you should link it to James' blog!

Kcalpesh said...

Any day I'd like to be a part of a place where more boats are used for travelling than cars... Nice shots!

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brattcat said...

There is something so appealing about living on an active waterway. It must go deep into our ancestry. Seeing these images stirs a longing to be in such a place. Lucky for us, you are there and sharing it with the rest of us.

Virginia said...

Just beautiful. From the portal it looked like snow in the left of the photo. I think it's boat covers now. My first visit here I think. Lovely blog and lovely city!!!
V

Hilda said...

Oh, so that's why they're digging up the canal again. It now makes sense to me. But then, I don't live there and there are probably issues that I know nothing about.

Paula said...

This id definitely a 180° and I linked it from my post, if that's OK with you. I can't do better than what everyone else said except to say that I love seeing the greenery growing on the bridge.

Ilse said...

The magic of Venice. Must be wonderful to walk streets so linked to a majestic history.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Tinsie - Not much real traffic, but practically a parking space for private leisure boats of every size.
@ ciel - I'd like to, but can't visit all the linked pages. So I think it would be unfair on my part...

Per Stromsjo said...

Let's hope New Venice smells better than the old version. I have visited Venice a couple of years in November. It's a lovely city, rich in art and architecture but that water wasn't exactly something one would want to bring home in a bottle...

Leif Hagen said...

Great canal photos - I want a canal ride!

JM said...

I love water in cities! The Livorno canals allways make wonderful photos.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

The photo of the bridge "doubled" by its reflection to make an oval is very nice.

I wonder what they will find when the Viale Caprera is excavated.

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Stine in Ontario said...

I'm assuming these boats are all pleasure craft and not the way people actually get about the city daily.

Ellie Vellie said...

The reflection from the bridge in the first picture is gorgeous, but the bold pink colored house steals the show for me.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

You have such interesting old bridges there! Very pretty!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I agree about the lovely reflection and the pink house!

tapirgal said...

I think it's nice to have bridges.

James said...

What a nice little bridge with a great reflection. It's nice to see so much of this wonderful place.

Andreea said...

Pretty bridge, the vegetation growing through the masonry gives it a very romantic look.

Cezar and Léia said...

ohmigod, so many fabulous posts in your blog, please forgive my absence!
So...I'm really enchanted by that reflection in the first picture, it's so beautiful!
I would love to visit this place!
Léia :)