Monday, November 15, 2010

Venice's Canal

New canal, viale Caprera, LivornoAfter a few months the skeleton of a future footbridge marks the point where the new canal, now flooded, joins the older one.New canal, viale Caprera, LivornoThe part of the canal toward the sea is still under construction and almost dry.New canal, viale Caprera, LivornoIn this point the new dig will join the existing system of canals, just where the historical Venice quarter's “cantina” (rowing club) was. The boat sheds are being torn down to make room for the canal.

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See also: An Useless Dig - Canale dei Navicelli - Viale Caprera - Micropoles - New Venice - A New Canal - Crash - The Dig - Building the Canal - The Old “Cantina” - Along the New Canal - Under Construction - The Bomb - The Buried Bomb - The Wall - Modulblock

19 comments:

Farmchick said...

Such a beautiful and historic city. With such romantic notions.

Life Ramblings said...

i love Venice. it's such a romantic and beautiful place to stroll around.

Randy said...

Bet it will look beautiful after all the work is completed.

tapirgal said...

It will be fun to see it when it's done. I'm sure you'll show us! Funny to think I can see a canal project taking shape that far away.

Small City Scenes said...

wow this is so very interesting. As Tapirgirl said--amazing to see this going on so far away.
. MB

Luis Gomez said...

Lots of activity there VP.

Dina said...

Too bad the rowing club is evicted.
Nice to watch the construction of little bridges.
This all kind of reminds me of the old Israeli classic movie "Blaumilch Canal" in which a lunatic digs a 30 meter canal in Tel Aviv
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blaumilch_Canal

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3O2eYMlSBI0

Traveling Hawk said...

Did I understood? This is a channel in Livorno, called Venice. Is it correct? I like the last photo, with all those boats looking as shipwrecked on a shore...

cieldequimper said...

So where are the boat sheds going?

VP said...

@ Traveling Hawk - “Venezia Nuova”, or New Venice, is the name of a whole quarter in Livorno, crossed by canals called “fossi”.

B SQUARED said...

There are going to be some interesting "before and after" shots with this canal.

Cezar and Léia said...

People there are working and working a lot!
Impressive that two last pictures, and those boats without water, stuck for a while there!
Have a nice week,
Léia

brattcat said...

Exciting to see how much progress has been made.

Halcyon said...

The project is moving forward!

Kaori said...

So much progress! That's great ;-)

JM said...

Very interesting! Do the works continue in the winter, or will they have a break?

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks VP for the explanation.

Francisca said...

VP, this may be a dumb question, but what it the functional purpose of the new canal for this area in Livorno?

VP said...

@ ciel - No idea at the moment, I'll ask around.
@ JM - They are working now, but money for the project is running out...
@ Francisca - Thousands of people are asking the same question here!