Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Spring Walk

My first spring Sunday walk starts with my first tree blooms.A “Madonnina” on the corner of “Via San Carlo” and “Via Crimea”.“The Legend of the Bread” is an impressive name for a bakery. But I still wonder what they use the sword for...A rusty old lamp, or a fake rusty old lamp, I'm not sure.He was keeping watch from his window sill, behind the grate, but ready to jump...

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26 comments:

James said...

This a great collection of images from your walk. Each one alone could have made a wonderful post.

J Bar said...

Beautiful collection.
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Jacob said...

A thoroughly enjoyable walk - varied and entertaining. I love that cat!

JM said...

As ususal, great details from your sundays walks! The blooming tree pic is lovely and once again, I love the niche with the Madonnina.

Kate said...

How I love those blossoms! The colours are vivid and lovely. The cat does look like it's about to spring onto your head or shoulders!

Tash said...

What a nice collection you've picked up along the way! The tree looks like the ones used for landscaping here a lot - I think it's an ornamental plum, maybe Japanese.

tapirgal said...

This post is both beautiful and funny. I think it's one of your best walks. The cat on the sill with that incredible grate is priceless (how do you find these cats? You're a great cat photographer!). The sword is very funny - so strange. The blossoms lovely. The madonna - I much prefer the Italian street shrines to things they put up in the U.S. It's colorful, too.

Rob and Mandy said...

To answer your question: a sword is very convenient for cutting laaaaarge loaves of bread

Hilda said...

Another lovely walk, VP, thank you. The young blossoms look so delicate.

Dina said...

Spring? Has it really come to you??

Pre-enlarging, it looked like he was kneeling with a cross. Funny how the cross and the sword have the same shape ....
Love that cat's attitude.

joo said...

Great post as usually -I love the cat and flowers of course, but my favourite is the rusty lamp.Beautiful photo!
Is the legendary breat good - their sign is a bit strange

Gunn said...

Each photo shows beauty.... and I feel the spring all the way north to where I am.
Keep walking, and do not forget your camera,ok?

brattcat said...

I'm applauding this set of images. Each one is a real gem.

Rambling Round said...

An interesting walk, and I think that lamp is really rusty.

Steffe said...

Nice mix of photos from your Spring walk.

Suzanne said...

I love all the photos but particularly the first one of the blossoms and the cat peeking through the iron fence. Such lovely picutures, thanks.

Small City Scenes said...

What a nice Sunday stroll. You are very observant. I suppose you need a knive to cut the bread---vigorously. MB

Halcyon said...

I really enjoyed this walk. I especially like the name of the bakery. Perhaps their bread is so legendary that they need a sword to cut it.

Kaori said...

Spring in Livorno is lovely as ever, I see! The blossoms are really pretty, but I don't know what they are either :)

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

gorgeous collage and creates a picture perfect image of your area! well done

Lois said...

Beautiful series of pictures and I love the cat!

cieldequimper said...

Once again a wonderful walk.
Don't they sell a bread called Excalibur?

Per Stromsjo said...

I'm with Halcyon on this one. Freshly baked bread sounds better than the legendary supply...

Stine in Ontario said...

It started out like a lovely walk...spring blossoms, a Madonna, a bakery sign, a lamp...and then I was startled by the kitty glaring at you and your camera. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Thanks for taking us along your walk, from the first picture to the last all are interesting sights!
God bless you!
Cezar

amatamari© said...

A fantastic walk and a magnificent series fun... ah the cat, that expression!!!
:-)