Tuesday, February 15, 2011

New English Cemetery

New English Cemetery, LivornoA detail of the closed gate of the New English Cemetery in Livorno. We have already seen the Old English Cemetery, now we will get a glimpse of the relatively newer burial ground, used mostly in the second half of the 19th century.New English Cemetery, LivornoThe old cemetery was built just beyond the city walls of the time. The new one was planned just outside the more recent Leopoldine Wall, in “Via Pera”, not far from the San Marco Gate.New English Cemetery, LivornoA picture of the cemetery taken from outside the gate, it is not an easy place to visit.

See also: Old English Cemetery - San Marco - Leopoldine Wall
Burials at the New English Cemetery (Leghorn Merchant Networks)

19 comments:

Traveling Hawk said...

This place looks very interesting, VP! I like to visit this kind of cemetery.

Luis Gomez said...

These are gorgeous VP. Very nice shots.

ρομπερτ said...

A place where time passes by with a different pace indeed.

Please have a good week ahead.


daily athens

Farmchick said...

I love that first shot with the detail of the iron work.

Jack said...

I'm still stuck at the idea that there were so many English in Livorno that they needed both an old and a new cemetary. (Really like the first photo.)

Randy said...

Interesting places to explore!

cieldequimper said...

I'm sure you'll find a way of going inside these gorgeous gates.

Small City Scenes said...

I like to visit cemetaries--always interesting. specially old ones. Your new cemetary would be our old one. Specially out west here. MB

Dina said...

Your photos are very atmospheric.

Who holds the key?

Cezar and Léia said...

And you took great pictures from the gate!
I'm also enchanted by the first one, the detail.It's wonderful!
Léia

joo said...

Beautiful detail in the first photo! The interior looks so serene and pretty, at least through the gate!

Lois said...

I love old cemeteries and this one looks so interesting!

tapirgal said...

It looks like it could be interesting inside, if rather bleak. The top photo is a nice detail, reminding me of a gate shot I botched in Astoria. I need to go back.

MaCoBra said...

Livorno is a real international place.. I noticed it on the map lately.. :)

toemail said...

Looks like a very interesting place to explore!

JM said...

Beautiful shots, VP. The top composition is fantastic!

EG Wow said...

I like the detail in the top photo!

Kate said...

The detail on the top photo makes a very attractive photo!

Francisca said...

It's too bad you couldn't get through that lovely gate. I'd like to see more of this New English Cemetery. They are great places to wander around in peace and wonder about past lives. I liked your Old EC post too.