Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Ponte di San Giovanni

Ponte di San Giovanni, LivornoVia della Madonna” crosses the canal and enter the quarter of New Venice through the “Ponte di San Giovanni” (St John's Bridge). We have already seen the story of St John Nepomucene, whose statue stands in the middle of the bridge.In the first image the bridge is seen from the “Scali del Pesce”, while the second and the third pictures are taken from the “Ponte dell'Angiolo” (Angel's Bridge), the next stop in our tour.Behind the left part of the “Ponte di San Giovanni” we can see the turret on top of the “Palazzo Comunale” (Town Hall).

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

23 comments:

Per Stromsjo said...

An apartment with a canal view. I could get used to that!

Julie said...

The reflections in your second photograph are gorgeous, VP.

Congrats on turning the century in your side-bar.

brattcat said...

I love this bridge with its graceful arch and its fine reflections. Congratulations on your 100 followers!

Jacob said...

I always enjoy these photos of your city; especially the canals. There's something about water!

The second shot's my favorite, though with the statue reflecting alongside other reflections!

Paula said...

I agree with Jacob, it's wonderful to see the canals and bridges. Livorno is beautiful. And that's 101 followers!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

WOW! It's so weird that it's already tomorrow there! (I mean, I understand, but it stills eeems strange!)

These are nice. I love the bottom one with the boats all lined up--they a re all nice.

Andreea said...

Beautiful reflection shots and a very dramatic sky in the first picture.

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful. I like your third image the most. I like the reflection on the canal.

cieldequimper said...

Standing like he is in Prague. These are lovely photos of a lovely bridge, the second one is gorgeous!

Kate said...

The reflections on both photos enhance the images. Great job!

Stine in Ontario said...

I wonder how Venice got to be so well known for its canals when it's clear that Livorno also has may beautiful waterways!

B SQUARED said...

They are all beautiful shots. Do people actually use those boats? There doesn't seem to be much activity on them.

Halcyon said...

More of your famous bridge pictures! These are very nice and I love the reflections.

Vogon Poet said...

@ Stine - We love our city, but Venice is absolutely in another league for art, history and charm.
@ B SQUARED - Most of them go at sea only during summer and for the weekend.

Per Stromsjo said...

Art and history I can understand. Charm - well, I suppose that's in the eye of the beholder. I still haven't forgotten the smell of polluted water there on my most recent visit in November. So I'd suggest Livorno is approaching that league! (But why choose when we can have two nice cities to visit?)

Cezar and Léia said...

Quite picturesque! I like bridges, they always have a lot of stories to tell!
God bless you!
Cezar

Gunn White said...

It looks pretty and also quite warm. (?)

amatamari© said...

Splendid series of bridges: I really like the first picture:
seems a place very romantic and beautiful!

BlossomFlowerGirl said...

All your bridges have such beautiful names. I like seeing bridges over water, they are always peaceful and remind us that life flows on.
Lovely reflections too.
Melbourne Daily Photo

tapirgal said...

Livorno's wonderful boats and bridges . . . I love the clouds in the canal in the last one!

Ellie Vellie said...

These are grand views, but the reflections make it even more rich and colorful!

Wolynski said...

You could come to Livorno and walk all day along the pretty canals - beautiful photos.

Babzy said...

Very nice little bridge :)