Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Ponte dell'Angiolo

Ponte dell'Angiolo, Angel's Bridge, LivornoThe “Ponte dell'Angiolo” (Angel's Bridge) seen from under the arch of the “Ponte di San Giovanni”, in background the ramparts of the “Fortezza Nuova”.Ponte dell'Angiolo, Angel's Bridge, LivornoThe name comes from a still existing old street, “Via dell'Angiolo”, which was probably so called after an ancient inn, the “Osteria dell'Angiolo”. The angel in the name was a coin of the time.Ponte dell'Angiolo, Angel's Bridge, LivornoIt was formerly called “Ponte dei Lavatoi Vecchi” (Old Lavoirs Bridge) because some old lavoirs, public places for the washing of clothes, were still located nearby until the last war.

See also: Ponte di Marmo - Ponte dei Domenicani - Ponte della Venezia - Ponte di San Giovanni - Ponte del Luogo Pio

21 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

A reflected arch through an arch... :)

Julie said...

The echoing of the curves in your first photograph is eye-catching VP. It must be calming to be intersected by all these waterways. From the top of my street I am now able to glimpse Sydney Harbour and that always fills me with contentment.

tapirgal said...

I think the top photo is one of your best bridge photos. It's balanced, interesting, and looks quite perfect.

Boise Diva said...

I especially like the first shot.

Jacob said...

The first shot is especially beautiful, VP - so well composed...with the palm trees, it looks like a tropical paradise! Your city is very beautiful!

Wolynski said...

Just how many bridges in Livorno? What a beautiful city, made prettier by your photos.

Hilda said...

Wow. Where were you when you took that first photo? Amazing.

Filipinos in rural areas, especially those without running water, still wash their clothes (and bathe) in rivers.

Jilly said...

Love the way you've photographed this bridge, especially the first one.

joo said...

I love the first photo - the reflection and perspective are superb!

Kate said...

Another series of bridges in your wonderful environment.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm always enchanted by these bridges, so romantic scenery!
The first shot is brilliant, and I can imagine a frame with that bridge!It's really perfect!Congrats!
Hugs
Léia

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice.

Halcyon said...

Now you've got a bridge under a bridge. These photos are really your specialty!

It's hard to imagine public washing places were still around only 60 years ago or so. It's really not such a long time ago, but we've made a lot of advances since then.

JM said...

All shots are great and the place is beautiful, but the first perspective beats them all!

cieldequimper said...

I keep having new favourite bridges in Livorno. Are there any really ugly ones?

Gunn White said...

The first photo is so nice, also with the bridge as a frame.

In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

I like the 2nd photo best, with the yellow building, red boat, and the curved shadow of the building. It would make a good painting! Actually, I like them all. Fun to imagine floating down the canals, under the bridges.

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In Three Rivers, Michigan said...

No, I meant curved shadow of the bridge.

:-)

Andreea said...

Nice series. I like the first photo because of its interesting framing and the second one because of the composition, the yellow building, the red boat.

Vogon Poet said...

@ ciel - This is my favorite of the Venice bridges, probably because it looks pristine and is near the fortress. You still have one more chance to change idea, in few days I'll post the last one.

Ellie Vellie said...

On one of the pictures you are on the bridge - on the other under the bridge? The palm is gorgeous! Very beautiful place.