Sunday, April 18, 2010

Via Maggi

Via Maggi, LivornoOn the east side of “Piazza Cavour” we find “Via Maggi”, formerly part of a “Via degli Spalti” (Embankments Road) because it ran outside the ancient walls.Via Maggi, LivornoIt has several interesting buildings, some renewed and a few in need of some attention.Via Maggi, LivornoJust before getting back to “Piazza Cavour” we find “Piazza Giorgio Caproni”, one of the newest squares in town.Via Maggi, LivornoA scene of “La prima cosa bella”, a movie by Paolo Virzì almost completely located in Livorno, was filmed here last May.

See also: Piazza Giorgio Caproni - La prima cosa bella - Federica's Corner - Sun, Moon and Starfish
External links: Paolo Virzì - La prima cosa bella (Wikipedia)

18 comments:

Jacob said...

Looks like someone forgot to pull the drapery inside before shutting the window.

The second...well, it does need a bit of work.

The third - hmmm...this must have some meaning but I have a hard time understanding why anyone would put something like this on his/her building.

Thanks, Trillian, for you wonderful comments!

Leif Hagen said...

Some interesting and artsy building details indeed! The first photo reminds me how our youngest daughter tries to shut the car door without getting the seatbelt back inside first!

Kate said...

Like all three for different reason...a story for each. Maggi is our dog's name!

Kaori said...

I wonder what he is laughing about in the third photo :)

T. Becque said...

The composition on the first photo is really nice and the movement of the curtain (?)just adds to it.

Dina said...

Freedom to curtains! Glad it escaped.

I enjoyed seeing the clip from "La prima cosa bella."

Small City Scenes said...

Interesting series of pics. I do like gargoyles. MB

Gunn said...

Each one of them are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.

brattcat said...

Love the composition of that first shot. The escaped curtain is full of symbolism.

cieldequimper said...

I would just love to be greeted by that face every day!

Ilse said...

Fantastic shot of the curtain flying out of the window! Very charming. Such atmosphere.

B SQUARED said...

I'm struck by the colors. And that person may need some new drapes.

Babzy said...

I really like the first image with the curtain flying :)

Cezar and Léia said...

As always the pics of this special Italian place are fascinating!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jilly said...

I could look at shots of old windows and shutters all day but that first shot of yours is special. I love the life that the curtain gives to the photo. Really super. As if it's escaped. One wonders what goes on inside, who lives in this room.

JM said...

Veramente italiana la prima foto! Mi piace molto! :-)

Luis Gomez said...

Love that open window! Great shot.

Wolynski said...

Love that blowing curtain - how on earth did it get outside? Or maybe it's a secret sign: my went to Pisa, come on up.