Monday, January 31, 2011

Crazy Walk

Via Cairoli toward piazza Cavour, Livorno“Via Cairoli” toward “Piazza Cavour”, from behind the Cathedral.Santa with a gun; buy!, LivornoAn out of season and menacing Santa says: “Buy”.Zebra crossing sign, Livorno“Using the zebra crossing you will be cut in half”.A mess of road signs, LivornoToo many road signs...Butcher shop, the pleasure of fresh meat, Livorno“Butcher shop, the pleasure of fresh meat”. In Italian “carne” is both meat and flesh.

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25 comments:

Randy said...

The power of advertisements, I guess they have to get the word out somehow. I like the Zebra one best. So vivid.

VP said...

@ Randy - The ads above the butcher's sign are from a clothes store in the same building.

Farmchick said...

Too bad to see Santa with a gun!

Luis Gomez said...

Great walk VP, I like the image of "Via Cairoli".

ρομπερτ said...

Looks as if there's something new beginning. And yes, the Santa surely knows something more. A thoughtful walk indeed.


Please have you all a good new week.

daily athens

Jack said...

That sure is an odd collection, VP. I like the view down Via Cairoli, I winced at Santa, I am wondering about why the zebra crossing sign is disconnected, I agree about too many signs, and I am mystified about the girls and the butcher shop.

Alan said...

I like the photo with too many signs, especially the sign just leaning against the wall.

tapirgal said...

Heh. Glad you explained the "flesh" signs. Funny. This is definitely a crazy walk - and fun, especially since I didn't have to use my sore feet.

Kate said...

There's a lot going on in the top photo...ordinary everyday street scenes that we often miss. Although the sculpture in the distance cannot be considered ordinary, I looked at the bus, the car, the pedestrian with the pink bag among those objects that we might miss if we are not observant.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

What a funny collection of photos. I would not buy anything at gunpoint, unless it were a real gun, but a real Santa would never have a gun.

Small City Scenes said...

What a crazy walk you had. I like the one with all the signs it should be called 'which way is up'. LOL Mb

cieldequimper said...

I love the first one, so Italian. The last one is a stroke of genius and the other ones are fun, real fun. Excellent! Buona settimana!

John Santos said...

At least santa is smiling!

I like the picture of the corner with too many signs, especially because I think it's fairly common here in Italy :)

Traveling Hawk said...

A nice view of the city in the first photo! The inspiration of a menacing, brutal Santa Fe seems to me a failure of marketing techniques...

joo said...

I love this walk, it simply made my day - the last photo is my favourite,I can't stop laughing:)

Dina said...

Each one is hilarious!

That first statue really looms big.

Gunn said...

WELL SEEN !!:)
WELL DONE!:)
I´m still SMILING!

Cezar and Léia said...

Girls and "carne fresca"! The best one for me! LOL
Amazing captures.Hmmm that crazy Santa saying "buy"is also something funny and weird!
;)
Have a great week,
Léia

Kaori said...

Ooh I like that photo with all the signs! Funny! ;-D

Halcyon said...

Very interesting indeed. I guess the clothing/butchers shop did not realize what kind of statement it looks like they're making!

EG Wow said...

Hmmm. Looks like Livorno is over-run with signs...just like here in Canada!

I like the street scene because it shows how narrow some of the streets are there. They were not made for speeding cars.

Steffe said...

That's the Santa we all love!

Francisca said...

Perfect title, VP... crazy indeed. Gave me a chuckle. I especially liked the fresh meat/flesh sign with the fashion ads prominently displayed over it.

brattcat said...

these are wonderful.

JM said...

Many shop owners would feel the need of having the Santa poster 'forcing' you to buy now. I've just heard that (more) 29 shops have closed in Lisbon in January... and surely many more will be added to this sad list soon.