Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Molo del Soccorso

Molo del Soccorso, Fortezza Vecchia, LivornoA view of the southern side of the fortress with the “Canaviglia” on the left, the “Molo del Soccorso” just in the middle and the “Mastio di Matilde” towering behind.Molo del Soccorso, Fortezza Vecchia, LivornoOn 17th October 1600 Marie de' Medici sailed from here in a galley aptely named “Reale” to arrive in Marseille and then in Paris as queen of France, after the marriage with Henry IV.Molo del Soccorso, Fortezza Vecchia, LivornoNow the jetty is used as a landing for boat tours of the canals.

See also: Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca - Cortile d'Arme - Capitana - Ampolletta - Canaviglia - Palazzo di Francesco - Mastio di Matilde - From the Top
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20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These places are wonderful VP.

Farmchick said...

Truly a majestic structure.

Kaori said...

I simply love the brick walls...so beautiful! Were you on a boat when you took the photos?

Randy said...

There is more! Wonderful!

Kate said...

The boats are dwarfed by the building and walls, but they look like they fit right in.

Dina said...

I'd love to be on that tour boat, looking straight up at the tall walls.

Hilda said...

History that I've only read in books. Amazing.

Elettra said...

grazie hai arricchito la mia conoscenza storica,la prima foto è la mia preferita

joo said...

Looks amazing. I like especially the last photo - superb!

Per Stromsjo said...

These days, we don't sail enough in galleys. Talk about traveling in style.

Cezar and Léia said...

A huge fort, very impressive!
Léia :)

B SQUARED said...

I wonder what she was thinking while on board the ship?

Small City Scenes said...

This is so amazing. The fortress is huge and so well built. What a history lesson. MB

Francisca said...

All those pretty boats are dwarfed by the imposing walls. Nice.

Halcyon said...

I enjoy seeing all the angles of this fortress. Really nice!

Frank said...

I love how you've sandwiched the garbage truck post between two of your magnificent and majestic forts.

Gunn said...

I like these photos with the beautiful architecture and warm colors.

Steffe said...

A fine building it is. With a lot of history. And some good snaps as well.

JM said...

I will say it again: this is a fantastic structure! Love the contrast to the little colourful boats.

DIANA. BRUNA said...

Che belle!!!
Aricomplimenti
ciao
Bruna