Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mostly Signs

It is a cold afternoon but it's not raining, so my Sunday walk start with this window not far from “Piazza della Vittoria”.On the other side of the square a seventy square meter surface gave the owner of this business an idea for its name.The very old fashioned sign of an optician in “Via Ricasoli”.Corner buildings in “Via Ricasoli”, just before “Piazza Cavour”.Not far, one of the oldest pubs in town, with a very original name.

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27 comments:

Steffe said...

The first photo is a find!I like everything about it.

James said...

I love the signs and the corner buildings picture is really good.

Jacob said...

Well, that was a fun walk. The first photo brought a bit of color into a cool, not rainy day, right?

And is that a bit of graffiti I see off to the right in the second shot?

The optician's sign is a bit "old fashioned," although I think some people (Woody Allen) still wear those type of frames...

I really like the corner buildings...and you composed the shot perfectly.

How is the very originally-named London pub. Did you stop in for a pint, old man?

Great fun, VP.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great post. Colorful, creative and fun. Love the images.

Kaori said...

That window in the first photo is absolutely adorable! And that sign! Oh my gosh, I wish I could get a miniture copy to hang on my wall :D

Wolynski said...

Gray is a great background for a colorful window. Love all the little signs in Livorno.

Tash said...

What fun! My eyes are glued on Corcos.

Gunn said...

You have EYES, - and I just say "BRAVO" for these interesting shots you now are sharing with us.:-)

Dina said...

It is a good sign that your walks always yield new and interesting photos.

joo said...

You have a great abiliity to find those things! The optician's sign is a bit terrifying - wow, someon's watching you! We also have London Pub in Gliwice:)

lodolite said...

è bello girovagare per le strade insieme a te.
ciao simona

Cezar and Léia said...

Your pictures are always beautiful!So nice to see flowers in that window ( first shot), also I enjoyed a lot walking for "Via Ricasoli"with you.Amazing composition and perspective in that picture of the corner buildings and of course I imagine that you end up in a cosy pub for some appetiser! :)
Hugs
Léia

Andreea said...

Nice series. Beauty lies in the eyes of the amateur photographer :) Seriously now, you have and amazing eye for details. Btw, I searched the internet and there seems to be a London Pub (& Grill) in Bucharest too.

Kate said...

There is much variety in your walks and you have a good eye to find the commonplace and the unusual. I agree with Steffe, the window photo is awesome!

Saretta said...

Love the first photo! Hey, we have a London Pub here too! :-)

Lois said...

You certainly have some interesting things to look at and photograph on your walks!

VP said...

@ Steffe - Did you notice the missing metal 'curl'? It's there, resting between the pots.

@ Jacob - Early afternoon, the pub was closed and I'm not crazy about beer...

cieldequimper said...

Nice passegiata (?) photos, I love the old fashioned sign!

Ilse said...

And do all the English au pair girls hang out at the English Pub? Look forward to your park bench essay. My idea was lifted from the classic b/w photos of Paris & NYC parks. It's just an idea that is out there in the photography world. Not even my idea really. So I cannot take credit & will not. But, thank you for liking my images. Much appreciated.

amatamari© said...

My favorite is the sign "Ricasoli," a taste some "retrò"
:-)
Wonderful series!
Thanks!

Per Stromsjo said...

There's something magnetic about that wide-angle corner building shot.

tapirgal said...

I love the old and modern in 70m2 (nice name, too). The metal plates are interesting! Pic 1 also very cool.

Hilda said...

Thank you for another wonderful walk. That colorful window is just lovely. And so is the bar where the Beamish ad is hanging.

JM said...

This post is fantastic and you keep on having a great eye for details! The optician sigh is absolutely cool!

merrytait said...

The window at the top is very nice, as are the buildings and signs.

Gena D said...

A fun post!! Love the idea of a London Pub in Livorno!?
have agreat day!
Gena @ Thinking Aloud

Stine in Ontario said...

Love your walks! You find sucb fun subjects to photograph!