Monday, November 1, 2010

Theme Day: Public Transportation

Liburna ferry, LivornoAccording to a legend, some “pearls” fell down from the neck of a careless Venus in the Tyrrheanian Sea: this is how the islands of the Tuscan Archipelago were born.Liburna ferry, LivornoOne of these pearls is the island of Gorgona which, twenty miles off the coast, is still administratively part of Livorno proper.Liburna ferry, LivornoFor the few Gorgonesi and for the authorized visitors (the island is still an active penal colony), the ferry to Capraia is the only public transportation available.


24 comments:

Farmchick said...

Lovely photos, as usual. I love how still the water appears.

ρομπερτ said...

Travelling into a myth - what an alluring thought. Always two hands full of water beneath its keel.

Please have a good new month and week as well.

daily athens

J Bar said...

Wonderful shots.

Gunn said...

I KNEW that YOU would use a ferry for this theme day photo!:) Very nice!:)

Luis Gomez said...

These are great! Very nice.

Julie said...

Why am I put in mind of those monkeys with big red backsides?

Cezar and Léia said...

Born from a pearl and converted to a penal island, what a fate!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jilly said...

Love the legend and the ferry.

Dina said...

A pearl of a post.
Love the wisp of smoke from the smokestacks. I'd love to be going out on that ferry.

But being confined in a prison that is confined on an island of only 2 square km is a sad thought.

Steffe said...

Not a place to visit with a one way ticket then!

joo said...

Nice legend and such a terrific way of traveling:)

Kaori said...

What a great legend! Just that makes me want to go visit :-D

cieldequimper said...

Legends have to be believed and what better way to go in search of them?

brattcat said...

Ah, to live in a place with such an active waterway.

B SQUARED said...

Seems like they sell a lot of "one-way" tickets.

Lois said...

That is a huge ferry!

Halcyon said...

Very interesting story. I guess this transportation does not run that often.

I hope you and Trillian never have to take it!! :)

Leif Hagen said...

I guess you could get a lot of people and their cars on that public transportation!

Kate said...

Terrific creation myth; I'd like to think of islands as pearls, which they are! Love ferries as transportation.

Birdman said...

I've heard about this legend.

Francisca said...

What a handsome blue and white ferry - and rather large - for such a reserved group of users. I enjoy the irony of a pearl turning into a penal colony.

Lynette said...

Great Theme Day post. Mine is up on November 1 at Portland Oregon Daily Photo; it’s a photo that I took on the Portland, Oregon, MAX Light Rail last Saturday.

Hilda said...

This is so much your Livorno, I love it! Just as I love the legend about the islands from Venus' pearls.

JM said...

This ferry looks just great!