Saturday, August 21, 2010

Salesian Walk

Walking from “Piazza Damiano Chiesa” toward the “Salesiani”, we meet soon this unusual giraffe pattern chimney.Galliano Masini park, LivornoThe “Galliano Masini” park is sadly closed on Sunday.Galliano Masini houseThe “villetta” where the tenor once lived.This statue of the Virgin Mary and child, on the corner of the Salesiani's building, was a gift from the archbishop Felice Guerra, a name which is literally... Happy War!The Salesian movie theater showing some version of “Pinocchio”.

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18 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I went to a Salesian school. I recognize the statue of the Virgen Mary as Maria Auxiliadora. We also had a similar looking theater in our school. Thanks for the memories.

Hilda said...

I like this particular walk — gives a very good sense of what it's like in the neighborhood.

I find it strange that a park would be closed on Sundays, when weekends are the perfect time for family and friends to go out together.

Ironic name for a someone who gave a religious gift.

ρομπερτ said...

How beautiful a walk. It would be of great joy to see the movies, as it is one of my favourite stories. Please have a good start into the weekend.

daily athens

Randy said...

Very interesting. Beautiful park too. What a nice way to spend the day.

Small City Scenes said...

Thanks for taking us on the walk with you. I do like the /Giraffe chimney--long and tall.
It is sad that a park should be closed on a Sunday which could be Family day. MB

Dina said...

Love the giraffe neck chimney. And all the rest.

joo said...

At first I thought it was Silesian:):):)
Salesian is definitely the better option - nice walk!

Francisca said...

A park closed on a Sunday! What nonsense! That's when families have the time to stroll...! And Happy War!?! VP, what are you trying to do to me... :-D

Francisca said...

PS. Enjoyed the walk with you... of course. :-)

Birdman said...

Happy War? What an oxymoron! I too love the chimney.

VP said...

@ Francisca - If you enlarge the picture of the Virgin statue, the dedication plaque from archbishop Felice Guerra is almost readable...

JM said...

What a cute chimney! You are right, the pattern looks the same of the reticulated giraffe, my favourite species. Also love the building corner with the Virgin Mary.

Francisca said...

Oh VP, I wasn't doubting you for a second. My humour must be too subtle... I mean you are killing me with TWO silly things in one day (the first being the park closure on a Sunday)... :-D ...Happy War is really more than silly, it is depressing anyone can think of it that way.

cieldequimper said...

I do wonder where the name Felice Guerra comes from. The crusades?

The chimney is great and I like the blue door of the tenor's house.

Kaori said...

The way Virgin Mary is carrying her child looks kind of dangerous! But I love the giraffe-like chimney ;D

tapirgal said...

A delightful walk of the absurd.

Gunn said...

I find the widows at the Salesiani building both interesting and pretty..... Nice shots!:)

Cezar and Léia said...

Looks like a great place for a long stroll indeed, thanks for sharing!
God bless you!
Cezar