Friday, September 3, 2010

Green Lizard's Bay

Sonnino castle, Livorno On the north side of the headland of “Castel Sonnino” we have the “Cala del Leone” (Lion's Cove), on the southern side we find a less threatening “Baia del Rogiolo” (Green Lizard's Bay).Sonnino castle, LivornoA detailed view of the southern side of the castle.Sonnino castle, LivornoThe castle has a small marina with a tower and a boathouse.Derelict cableway station, QuercianellaThe bay is still haunted by the derelict station of a cableway, once used to carry limestone from the inland quarries down to the sea.

See also:

Castello del BoccaleTorre di CalafuriaCalignaiaCastel Sonnino

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous images in a beautiful place. I truly wish I was there VP. Thanks.

ρομπερτ said...

You must be living in a paradise.


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Jacob said...

Your photos are very enticing...I think I could spend many hours wandering about this place! I rather like the "derelict station of a cableway..."

Re your comment about pagans in Ocala. You betcha! Lots of them. Most belong to churches, too! :-)

Kate said...

Looks like a swimmer enjoying the bay in the bottom photo. Smart man. The spot of red on the boat is very nnice in the scene.

J Bar said...

Lovely castle.

Small City Scenes said...

Amazing shots. I do like the quaint marina.
All these ancient buildings just there---for all eternity. Again--amazing. MB

cieldequimper said...

I don't need the castle, I'll just take the marina and little tower for my holidays thank you.

joo said...

I would join Ciell if possible:)

Birdman said...

Enjoying your pictures this morning.

B SQUARED said...

I'd love to pull up there in my sailboat, assuming I had one.

Kaori said...

Do lion's and green lizards live there? I like how the lovely buildings just seem to pop out in the natural setting! Hope you have a great weekend :D

Halcyon said...

It's all so lovely. Can people visit the castle?

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow this place is breathtaking!
I love all pictures!And what a beautiful day, with blue sky!
Have a nice day
Léia

JM said...

What a magnificent place. Great shots, VP!

VP said...

@ Kaori - Many green lizards, but no lions here. The most dangerous creature around is the wild boar.
They were overprotected in the past, now they are too many and often come very close to suburban houses at night.

tapirgal said...

That's so interesting about the boars. I think if something is to be built in such a picturesque landscape, it should look as nice as these buildings.

Gunn said...

Beautiful, interesting and a coastline full of history.

Steffe said...

I could live there.

Hilda said...

This is the view from the restaurant? The cable car station adds great texture to the scene, even if it may be an eyesore in person.