Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pamiglione

The oldest part of the port of Livorno, the “Pamiglione”, with the “Fortezza Vecchia” (Old Fortress) and the “Mastio di Matilde” (Matilda's Keep) in background.A wider view of the “Pamiglione”.

See also: Old Harbor - Fortezza Vecchia - Mastio di Matilde - Painted Pamiglione

33 comments:

cieldequimper said...

You jumped in between my two links, lol! These are perfect VP and the colours are so gorgeous! It looks like summer!

awarewriter said...

Excellent photos. They make me feel warm in spite of the cold (and the coming snowstorm) here in NJ.

Per Stromsjo said...

I suppose an old fortress would be a good place to spend a weekend in a reflective mood.

Stine in Ontario said...

How old is Livorno, VP? The tower on the fortress looks very old. I'm imagining knights in armor charging on horses.

Vogon Poet said...

@ ciel - 'round midnight it's a busy time...

@ Stine - Sorry, I forgot the link (now it is working): the oldest part of the fortress was built around 12th Century, the more recent in the early 16th Century.

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful Vogon.

Jacob said...

Well, you'd have a hard time getting better reflection photos than these! The second one, mirroring the building is exquisite!

brattcat said...

Ah, to live in such a place as this.

maiaT said...

Great quality photos and wonderful reflections too.I like the warm colors of the fortress contrasting the blue water in the first one.

Diane AZ said...

Interesting buildings, boats, colors and reflections!

Pat said...

These are quite beautiful shots. I'm always amazed when I see such still water. The reflections are gorgeous.

Julie said...

Yes, yes these are good. And the topics, as usual, are wonderful. It is just that the one you posted on Photo-Stream beats these hands down!!

Well ... in my opinion ...

Leif Hagen said...

Maybe a silly question but do either one of the two magnificent buildings ever get water in their basements?

Eden said...

What a beautiful place. I love it. The water is so calm and the reflections are just gorgeous.

tapirgal said...

You found some great reflections! I like the second one - maybe it's the colors. It's peaceful and just beautiful.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Julie - You are right, but unfair to poor Livorno. Florence is one of the most beautiful cities on Earth: it is far easier to get a lucky shot there than in our neglected port city.

@ Leif - If they have basements, probably yes...

Malyss said...

After so many pictures showing snow and winter landscapes, your pictures suddenly bring us back to summer light!
Great reflections on this perfect sea, like a mirror!

Dina said...

Wow, these are really "monumental" reflections! Very impressive.

Serendipity said...

These are lovely reflections. I really like the colours.

Ilse said...

Such a beautiful place. And the light is so beautiful. You have captured something very charming.

James said...

I like both of these but the bottom one is outstanding. Great!

Ebie said...

Wow, VP, I love the softness of the reflection! It looks so inviting and would be fun for a quick ride on the boat!
Love the second on too!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos....

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear VP, you are an artist!
Outstanding pictures!
The second one I can see a building inside the water!
And what a wonderful blue sky! :)
Hugs
Léia

tapirgal said...

Vogon, I know what you mean about getting places in the south of Italy. When I planned our drive from Rome through Sicily, I saw online all these great places to visit, mostly to the east of the big highway in hilly country. When I investigated, I found that it was likely to take days to get to some town with interesting things in it, and we just didn't have that much time. We did take one day driving from Paestum to Polla (not that Polla is a destination, it just happens to be on the highway). It was truly memorable, but it would take forever to travel far on roads like that. However, I *will* scold you for not seeing the south of your most magnificent country! :-p I'd go back in a second.

Halcyon said...

The water is so still. Beautiful reflections!

Lily Hydrangea said...

your reflections are beautiful! It looks like it could be very warm there if not for all the gear the people are wearing.

White Oleander said...

Beautiful reflections :) Nice work!

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

These are gorgeous reflections - Italian classics!

ruma2008 said...

Grazie di aver mostrato lo splendido paesaggio.

Dall'Estremo Oriente.
Saluti.

JM said...

Incredible flat water surface! Beautiful!

Andreea said...

Wow. Beautiful reflections. I love the one below - there has to be a winner :) but both of them are just simply gorgeous.

Jilly said...

Love these shots, particularly the second one.