Friday, February 4, 2011

Sailing Gozzo

Gozzo a vela, Fosso Reale, LivornoA tract of the “Fosso Reale” just before passing below “Piazza della Repubblica”, practically a 220 meter wide bridge. Amidst all the white fiberglass motor boats you can see what seems a refurbished “gozzo a vela”, a wooden boat rigged with a triangular lateen sail.Gozzi a vela, AntignanoMore or less a century ago, the same kind of boats returning to the “moletto” (jetty) of Antignano after a day of fishing.

See also: Piazza della Repubblica

21 comments:

Steffe said...

My fave would of course be the beautiful wooden boat.

Theanne... said...

I like the old boat...form, function and character!

Farmchick said...

I like the constrast of the modern boats in the old setting.

ρομπερτ said...

Passion of and for life. Wonderful picture. Please have a good Friday.



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Virginia said...

The top photo makes me want to book a flight right now and see your beautiful city!!!
V

Luis Gomez said...

Beautiful post!

Jack said...

The wood boat does indeed present quite a contrast to the sleek new white boats. I am not enough of a boater to choose which I would like, but purely on looks, give me the wooden one.

Randy said...

I agree with Farmchick. I love them both.

Dina said...

Something about the angle of the furled sail evokes a bygone era.
The bridge has a fine decoration.

Small City Scenes said...

The wooden boat tell a story all by itself. But still a good shot. MB

cieldequimper said...

I'll take the old one anyday.

joo said...

I love the first photo, it's so pretty and of course the old one is classy!

Gunn said...

A nice shot! Like the boats.
I guess I would have gone for a white boat, not because my surname is White, only because they look stylish and perhaps also comfortable.

Happy Weekend!

Kate said...

Your post always delight me, esp. when you feature boats and ships.

Traveling Hawk said...

Interesting, VP! Could it be that the name of the Gozo Island in Malta comes from this "gozzo"?

Halcyon said...

Very pretty. I like the contrast of today and yesterday.

Kaori said...

What a cool boat! I love the first photo wth the boats in a row :-)

Hope you're having a lovely week!

JM said...

Love the gozzo a vela, the beautiful bridge and that green water of the Livorno canals.

Cezar and Léia said...

The "century-ago" picture has such a charm to it!
God bless you!
Cezar

Francisca said...

I'm not a sailor, so I cannot speak to function, but for form I'm choosing the wood one. I like how you show the present together with the past, VP.

EG Wow said...

It's the wooden boat that gets my attention! Bella barca!