Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Day

I had my Sunday walk on Friday, because it was New Year's Day. “Via Magenta”, an “Erboristeria” (Herbalist) were some real leaves are reaching the ones painted on the plaque.Same street, a Smart parked in front of the restaurant “Paparazzi”.On a corner of “Via Maggi”, a Madonna is busy balancing herself on a sphere, trying to avoid live wires dangling over her head.The plaque of “Square of the Unity of Italy” has fallen off the wall of the “Palazzo del Governo” and lies on the ground broken in two.

More Walks

20 comments:

tapirgal said...

Another entertaining view of
Livorno . . . I love the real and unreal plants and your interpretation of the Madonna! BTW, Violette-le-Duc. I'm sure I read that years ago, but of course had forgotten, so thanks for reminding me :)

JM said...

The second I saw the cables over the Madonna I knew you would make a joke about that! Lol!

Per Stromsjo said...

A crack in the unity. Sounds like bad news.

Luis Gomez said...

Great images and wonderful captions!

Wolynski said...

Love the car & paparazzi photo - everything fits together.

Happy New Year!

Kaori said...

You live in a very interesting city! Beautiful photos :D

Stine in Ontario said...

You have an endearing sense of humour, VP! This post made me smile at least three times. :)))

Hilda said...

Really, you see the most interesting things during your walks! Even if I took the same walk, I'd probably not notice half of what you do.

I love the beautiful sign of the herbalist. And your funny interpretation of the Madonna's bowed head. Many Asians would feel quite at home with this kind of 'make-do' renovation work. :)

Svenske Floyd said...

Per Strömsjö of Stockholm, Sweden, is a great thinker. He already said what I wanted to say about this post. Many cheers!

brattcat said...

Love the shots and your entertaining commentary.

henny said...

So silent atmosphere there. What do they serve at Paparazzi Ristorante?

Kcalpesh said...

Late, but wish you a Very Happy New Year! :-)

I love the car in the picture :-)

Gena D said...

Lovely posts - I lvoe the images and the possible interpretations they depict. VP, thanks for popping by my blog for weekend reflections and your great feedback! Gena @ thinking aloud http://tobethinkingaloud.blogspot.com

Andreea said...

Cute series, you have a good eye for details and a great sense of humor.

Dina said...

You crack me up with the last two!!
LOL

Ilse said...

We have a restaurant in Boston called "Paparazzi." Actually several, it's a chain. But, I am sure your's is much better.

Gunn White said...

This IS Italy !! Well seen and done!

margaret said...

If they light her up some dear soul will think it is a miracle and start a shrine. I would rather be in Livorno than Edinburgh so if the position of the Administrator of the Holy Shrine of Our Lady of the Live Wires comes up I will apply. Keep me posted.

VP said...

@ Ilse - I won't be so sure of that...

@ margaret - And this is only one of our unusual Ladies. If you check my old posts you'll find the '24 hour Madonna'...

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

A very pleasant walk--fun to imagine being along with you!