Thursday, March 10, 2011

Reflected “Capitana”

Capitana bastion of the Fortezza Vecchia, LivornoThe “Capitana” bastion of the “Fortezza Vecchia”, with reflection.

See also: Capitana - Fortezza Vecchia

22 comments:

Farmchick said...

Excellent capture with that reflection.

brattcat said...

This is a beauty, VP.

ρομπερτ said...

A cornerstone, stronger than time.

Please have a good Thursday.


daily athens

Birdman said...

Love this image today. History?

Randy said...

Beautiful reflection!

Jack said...

This is a strong image of an old structure. Nice reflection.

Luis Gomez said...

Lovely shot VP, very nice reflection. And yes you better keep your shoes polished! ;)

Dina said...

This post brings to mind the proverb "Still waters run deep," meaning that a person who says very little often has a very thoughtful, interesting, and complicated personality.

Jilly said...

Fantastic! Such a stunning bastion.

cieldequimper said...

I am trying to imagine a knight somewhere. He would have to enjoy the beautiful day.

Cezar and Léia said...

MAgnificent picture! :)
Léia

joo said...

Impressive structure and great reflection!

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice spot and a good picture, VP!

Day4plus said...

Very impressive! MB

Halcyon said...

Beautiful reflection!

Theanne and Baron said...

Ciao VP...This is history in a photograph...and the reflection is excellent. How old is this struture? Is all of the masonry original or do I see possible repairs...hits that it took from cannon or mortar? And the huge crack from top to bottom...possibly/probably from settling in the water. I'm sure Livorno was defended magnificently from this fort!

Saluti!

Leif Hagen said...

A grand, reflective photo! I wonder if it's sinking at all....

VP said...

@ Theanne - I have already posted many times about the fortress and to avoid boring repetitions I usually put in the text some links to the older posts.
In this case click on 'Capitana' and 'Fortezza Vecchia' and you will get a dozen posts with the history of the fortress.
The several hundred years old bastion succumbed only in the last war to some Allied bombs hitting German ammunitions stored inside.

Doug Hickok said...

I love the rustic warmth of this old stonework. Wonderful image.

Theanne and Baron said...

Grazie VP...I apologize, I normally click on links, today for some reason I didn't!

JM said...

Fantastic! Great shot, VP.

Arianna said...

Un bellissimo pezzo di storia! Buon fine settimana, Arianna!