Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Easy Walk

I began my Sunday walk with a “tattooed” Smart.A lovely spot in “Piazza della Vittoria”, almost the same of Ménio.I have found a cartoonish lion staring at me from a shop window.Nine chimneys, a more chaotic version of the six chimneys...The golden man careful observes the area of “Piazza Benamozegh”, he has probably heard that someone wants to build a multi-storey car park there.The “infradito” (flip-flops) is one of the luckily unsung symbols of Livorno, here in souvenir version, with dolphins jumping in front of the “Fortezza Vecchia”.

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17 comments:

Jacob said...

Got to say I love your Sunday "walks"!

The tattoo is terrific...could cause an accident, though! :-)

I have a hard time seeing a "lion" in that cartoon.

The chimneys are indeed chaotic. But, hey, if they work...

Golden man must be Livorno's version of Big Brother!

Flipflops - I don't like no matter how they're decorated. They hurt my toes. Plus they come off and I stumble like a bum (of course, that could be do to age, also!)

Have a great "hump" day (that's what we United Stadians call Wednesday.

brattcat said...

Those chimneys make me think of a pipe organ and that gets me wondering about the sounds of Livorno.

Luis Gomez said...

Love these pictures VP. What a great walk full of colors and lovely subjects.

Tash said...

Smart & sexy! Love the chimneys too.

T. Becque said...

I love your walk idea and the details you come back with to share.

cieldequimper said...

Lovely souvenir, it doesn't get any tackier, does it?! The tattoed Smart is amazing.

Small City Scenes said...

A very colorful and artistic walk this time. MB

Dina said...

A potpourri of the weird and wonderful.
This car tattooing is totally new to me!

Jacob said...

Hi VP! Re your comment on The Villages: No, that golf car is not mine! Heh, heh. If I was to customize a golf car, I'd do something more sleek. And I don't have $10K to put into a golf car! For that money, I'd grab Lois Anne and head to Livorno where we have friends.

Lois said...

More interesting pictures! I am in agreement with Jacob on the flipflops. I can't wear them because they are too uncomfortable and I'm afraid I will trip and fall. Those in the picture are quite fancy though!

Halcyon said...

Another lion! He's cute though, in a modern way. Not sure about that tattoed Smart though...

EG Wow said...

Livorno appears to be a an interesting place to walk about!

MaryBeth at Small City Scenes says you have a bench blog but I don't see it here. I have a bench she says you might like at eastgwillimburywow.blogspot.com.

VP said...

@ Jacob - I hate flip-flops.
@ ciel - Tackier than this is hard, but I am confident that it can be found.
@ EG Wow - Tomorrow you'll see your bench here:
A Bunch of Benches.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow that tattoo is awesome, a talented artiste did this arwork for sure!
I love your walkings, I'm always enchanted by your discovers here, everything is so cool!
Ahhh and those benchs...fabulous place!
Léia

tapirgal said...

So Livorno has tacky souvenirs also. I enjoyed the walk very much, including the flip-flops.

Gunn said...

very different... and very nice.

JM said...

The tatooed Smart is really over the top! :-)