Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pirate's Walk

Pirates' House, LivornoI didn't know we had a Pirates' House in Livorno.No lions today, but a double elephant at the Sunday market.The top part of a towering street light in “Piazza della Vittoria”.“Parco Centro Città”, a sudden flight of pigeons.intzas a s'indipendentzia! Amus a gherrare, LivornoWe have some Sardinian independentists in Livorno: Fintzas a s'indipendentzia! Amus a gherrare (We are going to fight until the independence!).Please enlarge the image to fully appreciate the livery of this bike.

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20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

VP your walks are great. Wonderful images. Love the Pirate house.

Steffe said...

Cool pirate photo. and two interesting bikes.

Kate said...

Someone told me when buying elephant images always to chose those with the trunk unlifted since it's a sign of good luck. Your elephants are perfect models.

I've been kept hostage by Blogger for several days which was frustrating, but I'm back now enjoying all the posts.

brattcat said...

another fine walk. thank you again for showing us what you observe as you move through your day.

Jacob said...

I do like your walks. I wonder what would possess someone to have a pirate death head painting on a house...the elephants are beautiful; probably made of elephant ivory?

Love the bikes, too, but I wouldn't be caught dead riding either one of them.

Halcyon said...

You found some really cute stuff on today's walk! Love that bike. And the pirate house is neat too!

tapirgal said...

Even the pirate couldn't scare away the graffiti writers. Too bad. I like the ornate lamp post. Thanks for giving the links to earlier walks. Nice post.

T. Becque said...

That's very unique to have a pirate on your house, and that is one fancy bike!

Dina said...

From the whimsical to the dead serious on this walk.

So, the "skull and cross BONES" has been transformed into skull and daggers?

Per Stromsjo said...

I suppose one should be happy as long as the independence fight only takes place on the walls. Still, vandalism is a disgrace.

Cezar and Léia said...

You always get the best in your walkings, I'm enchanted by those pigeons, what a fabulous shot! :)
Hugs
Léia

joo said...

I love your walks VP - I'm always impressed with your ability to find those amazing things!

Leif Hagen said...

Oh NO! Pirates have taken over Livorno!

B SQUARED said...

I always enjoy your walks.

Lois said...

I want those elephants!

JM said...

My attention was especially caught by the second pic. Everything looks so kitsch there! :-) Have you noticed the blue heart in the background? And I wonder what made the author of the elephants imagine a scene that simply never happens in nature! :-)))

Kaori said...

What great finds during your walk! That photo which caught the flight of the pidgeons is amazing!

Gunn said...

Keep walking, VP!:) You always find interesting things to show us. Thanks!

Babzy said...

MARVELLOUS BIKE I WOULD LIKE THE SAME :)

Small City Scenes said...

What wonderful treasures you find on your walks. I love the bike---very kooky!!! I don't care what Jacob says--I'd ride the bike. LOL MB