Monday, March 22, 2010

Four Noses

Quattro Mori, Four Moors, LivornoFew days ago a local paper revealed one of the best known secrets of Livorno: the exact and unique point from where you can see all the noses of the “Four Moors”.Quattro Mori, Four Moors, LivornoThe noses in foreground are clearly visible, but it is better to add a closer view of the other two.Quattro Mori, Four Moors, LivornoThe last nose is the hardest do catch, but here it is.

23 comments:

Eleonora said...

I love these precious snippets of pure local knowledge and insight. Thank you!!!!

Ciao
Eleonora

Jacob said...

Good job! Nobody knows the noses like you knows the noses!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if the artist planned that vantage point.

i wonder how many glasses of wine were consumed before the first person noticed the four-nose observation point.

J Bar said...

That's an interesting fact.
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James said...

Excellent shot. I bet there are not many case of prisoners being set free after modeling. :)

Small City Scenes said...

The nose knows what the nose knows and nobdy else knows what the nose knows---If I only knew!!!!

So you knew an Eagle would show up soon---where are the gulls????

Love the tugs--there is something exceptional about them. Yes? MB

Dina said...

Ha, funny about the thought that went into catching four noses.
Your previous post about them has fascinating stuff also.
Imagine, if we were to make a statue for the someday victory over modern pirates at sea.

Babzy said...

i Like the story about this shots , nice to see the four noses in one shot ;)
What an eye ... and Nose :)

nobu said...

Very interesting statues!

joo said...

It's so important to know where to look:)
I like the statues with or without noses!
Have a nice week ahead.

brattcat said...

Four noses seeking the sweet scent of freedom.

Hilda said...

Cool! And of course, he just had to try it. ;)

B SQUARED said...

Livorno should charge for that view.

Halcyon said...

Interesting. Is there some sort of historical significance to the noses?

Kaori said...

Love how you call it the 'best known secret!' It's a good thing they have very nice tall noses, especially the last one :)

Renee said...

Now THAT'S interesting. Very nice shots and angles here. :)

Saretta said...

How funny!

cieldequimper said...

Lol, thank goodness for local press!

Cezar and Léia said...

It must have taken them quite some effort to figure this out!
God bless you!
Cezar

VP said...

@ Dave - You do know the Tuscan soul...

@ Halcyon - Absolutely not!

@ Cezar - It took me two complete rounds around the monument to figure it out...

Stine in Ontario said...

I guess it pays to read the local paper, doesn't it?

Gunn said...

Interesting and nice!
(Reminded me of "Vigelandsparken" in Oslo.)

JM said...

I'm glad you posted the first pic to give us an idea of the whole thing, but the other two compositions are fantastic! Great cropping!