Monday, December 21, 2009

Anniversary Walk

Today is the first anniversary of our blog and this is a very good occasion to say thank you to all our friends. It has been a great year in your company and we are quite ready for the next one.Balcony with Christmas decorations, LivornoThis is a Sunday walk with a Christmas theme: decorations, shop windows and market stalls. Our first stop is for a balcony in “Via Calzabigi”, one of the more elegant street in Livorno.Mannequins, window display, via Ricasoli, LivornoThe expression of this mannequin in “Via Ricasoli” is interesting.Benches, crêperie, via Ricasoli, LivornoBenches await customers outside a crêperie in the same street.Via Ricasoli seen from Piazza Cavour, Livorno“Via Ricasoli” seen from “Piazza Cavour” in the early afternoon: at this time of the day this street is usually almost desert.Presepe, nativity scene, LivornoA cheap but colorful “presepe” (nativity scene) in a market stall.Wild-eyed and pink-faced Santa, LivornoA wild-eyed and pink-faced “Babbo Natale”, in strange company.Flowers and poinsettias, Livorno“Offerta”: on special offer. “Consegna a domicilio”: home delivery.

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30 comments:

Nori said...

It's also my pleasure to see you on the blog, G!
I would like to chat with you on its "Benches" some day!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

I like the red ribbon hanging over the balcony - makes it look rather festive. Good street scene and love the Christmas feel and colours.
Cheers.
Melbourne Daily Photo

Clueless in Boston said...

Very nice Sunday walk. Some of the decorations and window displays are very nice. Have a great week.

Boise Diva said...

Happy One Year!

Kate said...

A wonderful way to celebrate your one-year-anniversary with a number of varied photos. The balcony scene is appealing and picturesque. Hard to choose which is my favorite.

Luis Gomez said...

Congratulations! And thanks to you for sharing your beautiful photos and tons of history and stories.

Tash said...

Wonderful way to top off your 1st year! Congratulations and I am looking forward to the next one very much.
Today's walk has so many interesting and diverse views, very enjoyable.

ltcjdc47@aol.com said...

Congratulations on your anniversary. Keep up the great work. The world is watching.

cieldequimper said...

Bon premier anniversaire ! Did you manage to get a cake with one candle? ;-) This is a lovely walk you had. What about those night shots? Is via Ricasoli lit up?

Gunn White said...

Gratulerer/ CONGRATULATIONS on your anniversary!
I have really enjoyed your informative blog and all the nice photos!
I look forward to see more from LIVORNO.

Greetings from Gunn i Stavanger.

joo said...

Happy anniversary and congratulations!
I enjoy the walk and mostly I like the benches:)
Nice week to you!

brattcat said...

Happy anniversary!!! What a great year it's been, exploring Livorno with you. In this series of shots I particularly like the Via Ricasoli decorations. Can't wait to see where we go walking over the next year.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful news, happy anniversary!!!
That building looks really elegant, I bet there is beautiful Christmas decoration also inside that.
Thanks so much for your beautiful posts, always interesting and with positive words and great pictures!
This street is charming, I would love to take a walk there!
Hugs
Léia

B SQUARED said...

Happy Anniversary! I've enjoyed the ride and look forward to the coming year.

Hilda said...

A signature walking tour to celebrate the day! Congratulations, Mr Poet and Trillian! And thank you for sharing Livorno with us with your gorgeous photos!

JM said...

Congratulations on the first anniversary! It's been a pleasure following this blog.

Stine in Ontario said...

Happy anniversary, VP! I very much like visiting your blog so I'm glad you are planning to keep it going!!

J Bar said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

tapirgal said...

Along with the others, I wish you congratulations on the first anniversary! It's quite an accomplishment, and your blog is such such an enjoyable and interesting addition to the City Daily Photo family. The walk was fun. I'm looking forward to the next 365 days! (I'm assuming you have the same number in Italy???)

Ilse said...

The North End in Boston is the "little Italy" -- there one also finds benches for people to sit in front of the stores. In the spring I will try to get some photos.

Leif Hagen said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! It looks like you found some interesting things out on your walk about!

Lucy the Cat said...

Really great stuff. I especially like the Via Ricasoli photo.

Wolynski said...

Xmas decorations are the same the world over - very few of them are elegant. Great photos.

Steffe said...

There's a touch of Christmas feel here me thinks.

Tinsie said...

That's a lovely festive walk. Thanks for sharing with us :-)

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A very nice stroll, I really enjoyed it. Thank you.

Andreea said...

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! Your blog is very enjoyable and I love stopping by. As many of us here know, it's not an easy job to post something daily so you have my admiration for your dedication. I look forward to your next year.

Jilly said...

I'm late, I'm late to wish you a very happy first blog birthday. I always so enjoy your photos, Vogon Poet and thank you for your many visits to me over the year. Apologies for lack of comments lately - due to extra work on a website I'm now working for - pics and articles. Hope to get back to normal mode eventually but it hasn't stopped me looking and enjoying. through your marvellous shots we've got to enjoy your beautiful city through your eyes.

amatamari© said...

Mi spiace di non aver potuto farti gli auguri per questo compleanno in tempo!!!
Spero tu li gradisca comunque: grazie per tutti i tuoi splendidi ed indimenticabili post!!!
:-)

Ellie Vellie said...

That lady dummy looks alive. I enjoyed the walk. The rickshaw driver with the green cap next to Santa would probably be the thing I would spend my money on.