Monday, March 7, 2011

Street Names

Via del Metallo (Metal Street) plaque, Livorno
“Via del Metallo” (Metal Street)

Via della Vecchia Casina (Old Little House Street) plaque, Livorno
“Via della Vecchia Casina” (Old Little House Street)

Via del Fagiano (Pheasant Street) plaque, Livorno
“Via del Fagiano” (Pheasant Street)

See also: Anchovies Street - Narrow Streets, Long Names - Low and Dark

19 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I like how easy to read the signs are.

Jack said...

I love Italian street signs. They are so elegant and readable. In the USA we have ugly green metal signs with reflective sans serif letters.

ρομπερτ said...

How peaceful a mood they do provide.

Please have a good new week.

brattcat said...

Thank you for the translations!

Farmchick said...

Yes, truly thank you for the translations.

Randy said...

They sound prettier in Italian!

Theanne and Baron said...

Ciao VP, So easy to read and attached to buildings...not like on a post where someone can come along and twist the sign around and then new comers don't have a clue where to go.
I like the names too...definitely sound prettier in Italian! Very artistic photos!

Dina said...

Funny names. Imagine having one for your address.
My village didn't have street names or signs or numbers on the houses until 2 years ago. Outsiders would come in and have to look for your house according to the number painted your garbage bin.

cieldequimper said...

Ha you did it before me! I have been collecting street name plaques for a while now in the hope of making a collage. I love how names can be evocative of the past! Have a great week!

Cezar and Léia said...

How cool, I love Italian language!
And for me "the last one "is the best!
Cute!
Léia

Jilly said...

They all sound so magical to me.

Small City Scenes said...

Wonderful names made more interesting in the translation. MB

Halcyon said...

I love European street names. I think I would like to live in little old house street, it sounds very nice.

Arianna said...

Anche a Lucca ci sono vie dai nomi strani, spero di riuscire a fotografarli prima o poi. Fagiano si pronuncia "fisant"? Ciao, Arianna

Gunn said...

I like Italian streetsigns as well as lots of other things, like the numberplates in Rome...:)
Thanks for the translations too.

joo said...

Streets names are fascinating:)

JM said...

My favourite name is in the middle.

EG Wow said...

Love the names of the streets, VP!

Traveling Hawk said...

Suggestive street names. I like the background in the first photo.