Friday, March 26, 2010

A New Canal

The new canal, viale Caprera, LivornoThe new canal where once was “Viale Caprera” is taking shape in the ordinate chaos of a construction site.The new canal, viale Caprera, LivornoWider sidewalks and parapets are already in place: you can see them following the line of the street lights from the part of the canal dug few years ago.The new canal, viale Caprera, LivornoThe canal will be where the backhoe is, amid the brick parapets.The new canal, viale Caprera, LivornoSoon everything in the area will be again like in this detailed 1824 map, courtesy of my friend Stefano.

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See also: An Useless Dig - Canale dei Navicelli - Viale Caprera - Micropoles - New Venice - Crash - The Dig - Building the Canal - Venice's Canal - The Old “Cantina” - Along the New Canal - Under Construction - The Bomb - The Buried Bomb - The Wall - Modulblock

20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Lots of work going on here.

James said...

It's nice to see the work and it will be really nice to see the finished product.

Jacob said...

I think it will be beautiful and add to the exquisiteness that is Livorno!

brattcat said...

This is so exciting to see how much work has already been done.

Stine in Ontario said...

It will be fun to watch as the canal progresses...or goes back in time to 1824.

Small City Scenes said...

How exciting to see things go foward and go backwards at the same time. Or have I just lost my mind. MB

Per Stromsjo said...

Good to have a Stefano for occasional expert support.

When all the snow has melted over here we'll have some new canals too I'm afraid.

tapirgal said...

There's a lot of activity. I'm sure it will still be happening five weeks from now if "Construction" becomes the theme for May 1.

Halcyon said...

How long is all of this going to take? It's not a very attractive sight, so I hope it doesn't last too long!

joo said...

Can't wait to see it completed, but probably it'll take a while!

Kaori said...

It must be interesting to see all the construction work! Hope for more photos on this project :)

Lois said...

Oh yes, you must go back when they are finished so we can see what it looks like! Fascinating process.

Andreea said...

I've been absent from reading your posts for a while due to a busy schedule but it's good to be back. Can't wait to see the finished canal. The buildings along the street are nice so I think it has potential.

Birdman said...

So interesting... everything old is new again!

JM said...

This is so interesting, VP!

cieldequimper said...

Wow, they really have been hard at it. The old map is great, grazie Stefano.

Wolynski said...

Don't you have enough canals plus the harbor? Still, if it joins everything - very interesting.

Dina said...

A new canal!? So hard for a land-locked Jerusalem person to imagine.

Steffe said...

Progress. I always enjoy shooting building sites, some good shots here.

Ilse said...

Beautiful map! Is this an historical reconstruction? Or wil the canal serve some transportation purpose?