Monday, October 4, 2010

Elephant & Dolls

Sunday market, piazza Cavour, LivornoAnother Sunday market in “Piazza Cavour”...Sunday market, piazza Cavour, LivornoThe buildings of the square (and myself) reflected in a pitcher.Sunday market, piazza Cavour, LivornoA basket of assorted dolls.

23 comments:

ρομπερτ said...

What a great place it must be to spend a whole day, passing by, without being felt.

Please have a good new week.

daily athens

Luis Gomez said...

VP, I love the pitcher image with your reflection. Great image.

Jacob said...

I like the picture of reflections in a pitcher...

This must be essentially a flea market, right?

Farmchick said...

I also love the pitcher with the reflections.

Halcyon said...

I like the elephant best!

Randy said...

I agree with Halcyon! Looks like fun shopping.

Dina said...

The magic of reflections!

Small City Scenes said...

A picture in a pitcher---oh so clever. MB

Per Stromsjo said...

The dolls appear to get along fairly well, all things considered.

Elettra said...

Adoro i mercatini ho trovato sempre delle meraviglie e le tue foto lo confermano

VP said...

@ Jacob - They wouldn't call it a flea market here, but it is not much more than that...

Gunn said...

Looks like a nice market... Is it once a week or once a month?

tapirgal said...

Lee brought back elephants like that from India. I love the pitcher, but like many of us with cameras, you remain elusive.

B SQUARED said...

An interesting Sunday at the market.

Cezar and Léia said...

three lovely subjects today, the yellow elephant is cute, the vase with so perfect reflection is perfection, and those dolls...Hmmm I would love to have all, the basket with those dolls is mine! :)
Have a nice day,
Léia

Birdman said...

Nice pitcher... ah, I mean picture! Ah... I mean both.

Tash said...

I would purchase every one of them! The suspended elephant photo is so lovely.

I need an authoratative translation from you. :)
My friends and I saw Le Nozze di Figaro (conducted by Placido Domingo himself!!) last night and are trying to figure out if the translation for "spatola impressa" is really "strawberry mark", a specific type of birthmark, or is it a splatula-shaped birthmark.
What is the Italian term for "strawberry birthmark"?
Thanks much.

VP said...

@ Tash - The Italian for birthmark is “voglia” which means also desire, craving, with the obvious implications...
In the case of Figaro this is the plot device to reconcile him with his long lost parents.
The shape of the birthmark in this case would be decisive and probably this one was really spatula-shaped.

Tash said...

Thanks much VP. My friends and I will be asking you more in the future.

On a different topic, I hope "La prima cosa bella" does well in the Oscars. Can't wait to see it.

joo said...

I love Sunday markets as much as country walks! My favourit is the middle one:)

Kaori said...

The double reflection on the pitcher is so clear! My favorite shot today :-D

JM said...

Great reflections in the middle pic, VP!

Francisca said...

Looks like I join the rest... I'm all over the pitcher!