Thursday, December 30, 2010

Landmarks

Compass rose, Canale dei Francesi, LivornoThe “Canale dei Francesi” (Frenchmen's Canal) links the Old to the New Harbor. On a pier, used by fishermen, we can find a compass rose, perfectly aligned with the geographic north.National Tide Gauge Network, LivornoI saw this mark inside the “Porto Mediceo”: it says “caposaldo di livellazione” (geodetic control mark) of the “Rete Mareografica Nazionale” (National Tide Gauge Network).

See also: Torre del Marzocco - Tower of the Winds - Strange Clock

13 comments:

Jack said...

They relate very nicely to each other, VP.

Have a very happy end to 2010 and I hope you have a happy, healthy and prosperous new year in 2011.

Luis Gomez said...

I like the compass rose. Around the “Canale dei Francesi” seems like a good place to walk and take some pictures.

J Bar said...

This is a great landmark.

Kate said...

The top photo appeals to me because of its design and the different stones.

Randy said...

I agree with Kate. Nice design.

Farmchick said...

I like this design. Beautiful.

Leif Hagen said...

Some interesting little city details! Plans for New Years Eve?

cieldequimper said...

And the world is round too. Everything that is round is whole. I need to go back to bed I think!
The tide marker is interesting.

Dina said...

I think it is always exciting to find an old benchmark or a new geodetic control mark in the ground.
This one is pretty.

Elettra said...

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Birdman said...

That compass rose is quite nice situated in the middle of all that.

joo said...

Interesting, and the compass rose is really pretty!

JM said...

A lovely compass rose and next to it... a bench! :-)
Wish you a Happy New Year, VP!