Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lungomare

I hope you'll forgive me if my walk was on Saturday afternoon this time, but the weather was so beautiful that we had to go out. These windows belong to an abandoned house in “Via delle Case Rosse” (Red Houses Street).A welcoming door-bell in “Via dei Funaioli” (Ropemakers' Street), the dog says “Beware the dog” and the angels “Welcome”.On the seafront promenade, strange lamps shaped like huge teeth.In case of rough sea, I think that they could try something on land with those wheels.Two nice small old-fashioned “cabine”, the rent for slightly bigger ones during the summer is about the same of an apartment.

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27 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Vogon, these are beautiful. Very nice walk. Love the windows and the teeth lamps. Really wonderful. The cabins are great.

brattcat said...

I particularly love the first image and the boats on wheels. You are such a good walking companion, no matter what day of the week you take us out on the town.

Jacob said...

You can take me on your walks anytime...you always come up with a collection of interesting artifacts! What are those little boats used for? And the "cabines" - I feel stupid, but are they toilets or to change clothes in, or to hide from the police, or ?

Lily Hydrangea said...

you are forgiven, he-he...
thanks for the tour. this looks like a beautiful walk with so many interesting things to see.
Thank you.

Kate said...

For some reasons, shutters are an appealing subject. Doesn't matter if they're old or new. These are perfect!

James said...

All are excellent especially the windows.

Diederick Wijmans said...

I like the way you present daily Livorno to us. The wizard is phenomenal!!

VP said...

@ Jacob - The little boats are used for sail training. The “cabine” are normally used to change clothes.

Small City Scenes said...

What interesting things you found on your walk. I do love the strange lamps. I think they are fun. MB

Wolynski said...

You sure come across a lot of interesting things on your Livorno walks. The signs are confusing - welcome and get eaten by the dog.
Those change booths are a very European thing - in America the homeless would be living there - but they're pretty.

joo said...

You're forgiven:)
Terrific series again - I don't know do you manage to find all the interesting and funny places! Those 'cabines' are superb and old fashoned indeed, I'm not sure if I really like the lamps and the door - wow, impressive!!!!

Kaori said...

I love the photo of boats with wheels! I'm pretty sure I wouldn't get sea sick on that :D

Dina said...

What a collection, all from one walk! Fun.

Kcalpesh said...

Great collection.. I have always wanted to capture old walls with windows...but never really came across the perfect ones to shoot... :-)

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B SQUARED said...

I'm glad you took my advise and took another Sunday walk. I really like these walks of yours.

Hilda said...

Another fascinating walk. I would have had lots of questions but you already answered two (about the little boats and the cabins). So I only have one more: is it normal for brick buildings to be plastered over and painted there?

The contradictory messages around the doorbell is funny. And so are those huge teeth! (That's what I thought of immediately too.)

VP said...

@ Hilda - Old brick building were always plastered. More recent ones usually use external bricks like tiles, only for decorative purpose.

Lois said...

The lamps remind me of sharks' teeth! We used to collect them when I was a child.

Stine in Ontario said...

How strange! I was thinking those lights look like teeth too!

Beware the dog, but welcome. I'm getting mixed messages here. :)

cieldequimper said...

Ah the Livornesi live the high life. Boating a week for the price of a manor in Brittany, spending hours in toilet like cabins that can be rented for the price of a flat...

They welcome you with a bark and an array of strange wall thingys that can match garden gnomes...

I love your Sunday walks, who cares if they are done in the morning, the afternoon, the evening or at night (yes I know, your modest night photography skills... :-))

Halcyon said...

Those lamps are quite strange!

What do you get in one of those cabines? Just a place to change?

Cezar and Léia said...

I like the idea of sailing safely on land when the weather is too rough! :)
God bless you!
Cezar

Three Rivers, Michigan said...

Well that looks like a pleasant walk, with lots to look at. I love the photo of the dilapidated windows - the "teeth" though, are alarming! "Beware of the walkway lights". The 'cabine' are cute. Possibly a tight squeeze for a large person!
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tapirgal said...

These are all fun photos, and they look nice, as always. The shutters in the first pic are my artistic choice, and the boats with wheels are very funny. I have no idea what the purpose is. Interesting info in the last one. The tiny blue beach "cabines" are so expensive!

JM said...

The variety of subjects you capture during your walks is fantastic! Love all the pics!

Ilse said...

Hard to imagine that there are romantic looking ruins left anywhere in Europe. Looks like the house is looking for somebody to lovingly restore it & then write a book about the subject!

Andreea said...

All of these look so beautiful, little treasures in their own right. Great eye for details.