Thursday, August 19, 2010

Piazza Damiano Chiesa

Public housing in “Piazza Damiano Chiesa”. The square is the gate to the quarter of Colline (Hills), just outside the old boundary of the Leopoldine Wall, now replaced by a six-lane street.A new florist kiosk has just been finished, replacing an old one.An unlucky tree stump, probably it will get some flowers soon...In the middle of the square we can see a monument to the memory of the victims of the Nazi death camps.A building with a “loggia” on the Northeast corner of the square.

18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Once again a very interesting photographic walk. Thanks VP.

ρομπερτ said...

Time and life, old vs. new - seems as if this would be a neverending story, beautiful set in scene by your photography ! Please have a good Thursday.

daily athens

J Bar said...

A wonderful journey that you've taken us on.

Randy said...

Nice series of photos!

Dina said...

Public housing always seems to look massive, but at least yours is pink.

I'm glad we here confine such memorials to Yad Vashem.

Is that a reflection on the new flower kiosk or is it all of see-through glass?
Thanks for another interesting look at Livorno life.

Small City Scenes said...

An interesting walk with some neat pics.
A haunting reminder of The Atrocities. MB

cieldequimper said...

Les collines de Livorno, vraiment ? Nice bench to contemplate the arrival of flowers, even if you do have to turn around. The statue is gruesome, as was the Holocaust.

Hilda said...

The florist's kiosk has to be the most modern structure that I have yet seen in Livorno. The Nazi death camp sculpture got the grimness and terror right, I think. I like the building with the loggia, though it looks like it can stand some repairs.

Gunn said...

Nice shots. I hope the florist shop will do well and be a popular place.
(I still remember a marked in Senigallia ..... I got up and left the hotel really early to see how they put up the marked. It was wonderful.... all the colors, smells and sounds.... Exotic flowers..... Please send a photo from the florist shop one day!:)

Steffe said...

A good mix of photos.

Francisca said...

I don't know if this walk we are going on is today, VP, but it sure is a gorgeous day! Perfect for seeing Piazza Damiano Chiesa through your capable lens...

VP said...

I am quite lazy, but to consider a real walk this one-minute tour around a square it's probably too much even for me...

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures VP, I like so much the modern glass building in that second picture with the beautiful shadows design and the simple but very charming bench!
Also love that sculpture!
Hugs
Léia

JM said...

I really like the angle you shot both buildings.
I can't say the memorial to the victims of the Nazi death camps is outstanding, nevertheless it impresses me, as everything else on the subject always do.

Elettra said...

Poche persone come noi si soffermano ad ammirare gli angoli della propria città,angoli che offrono tanta di quella storia che arricchisce le nostre conoscenze

joo said...

Still waiting for flowers to arrive:)

tapirgal said...

I always like loggias, but I was never sure what the intention was beyond design.

Kaori said...

What a lovely course you took us on! I love the first photo, the cars looks like decoration :D