Friday, November 5, 2010

Pontino

Pontino bridge, LivornoThis bridge is known as “Pontino” (little bridge) and it is where the “Fosso Reale” connects with the “Canale dei Navicelli”. With the term “Pontino” we do not usually intend the bridge itself, but the quarter around it.Navicelli canal, LivornoThe canal is lined by boats until it reaches “Dogana d'Acqua”, now the object of a major reconstruction project.Navicelli canal, LivornoThe “Pontino” seen from the first bend in the canal, in background the trees of the “Fortezza Nuova”.

15 comments:

Elettra said...

foto molto interessanti di questo storico quartiere di Livorno

Farmchick said...

Beautiful. When I lived in Annapolis, Maryland, the walkways were near the boats just like this.

Randy said...

What a beautiful place to explore and see things like this. Lovely photos.

ρομπερτ said...

One can imagine people meeting on the bridge in the evening, promising eternal love, writing letters, singing songs ... a place so very wonderful. Thank you. Please have a good Friday.


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Luis Gomez said...

These are lovely shots VP. I would love to walk around there.

Dina said...

So many nice boats. Kind of a tight squeeze to "park" one, no?
The little bridge, do you feel like you have to duck when going under? :)

cieldequimper said...

I'll come around for a lunchtime walk, OK?!

Kaori said...

Very pretty how the boats are all lined up! And I like that name, Pontino ;-D

joo said...

Beautiful little bridge and lovely photos!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the pictures with the boats, so many boats there! :)
The bridge is also very special with adorable arches,beautiful shot!
Léia

Small City Scenes said...

Very beautiful scenes. I cannont imagine so many boats in such a small space--like a marina I suppose. I hope everyone doesn't decide to leave all at once. LOL MB

Halcyon said...

I like the pontino. Bridges with those round passageways just seem prettier to me.

Have a nice weekend!

Traveling Hawk said...

This Pontino looks to be an old bridge. I remember that I saw such a chanel with boats in Trieste too.

JM said...

I love the old bridges over there!

Francisca said...

A canal made into a marina, that is interesting. Great solid bridge, but the small underpass would limit the size of the boat you could keep here.