Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Grates

Grates, vault, piazza della Repubblica, LivornoProbably the most famous grates in town are the large ones in “Piazza della Repubblica”, giving air and light to the “Fosso Reale” flowing underneath.Wall grate, LivornoA vintage grate ventilating a cavity floor, in “Corso Mazzini”.Wall grate, LivornoThis one, old and elaborate, was part of the ventilation system of a toilet and it is placed at eye level in “Via Ricasoli”.

See also: Voltone - Piazza della Repubblica

23 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are really beautiful VP. Very nice.

ρομπερτ said...

Pieces of art indeed. Thank you for sharing such detail of your city.

Please have a good Wednesday.

Farmchick said...

Quite beautiful and I wish ours in America did look like that.

Theanne and Baron said...

I love grates and these are magnificent!

Jack said...

These are all beautiful, VP. I appreciate the artistry in each. Too often, in America something like a grate would be considered utilitarian and made without a thought to artistry.

Randy said...

Wow, you have pretty ones! Ours are pretty plain.

propostestefano said...

Visto che siamo nel mio campo di azione mi permetto di attribuire le funzioni delle grate, le prime danno, come detto, luce al "fosso reale", la seconda aria ad un vespaio sotto pavimento di un abitazione e la terza è l'areazione..... di un cesso.

Lucy Corrander said...

They would need to be impressive to suit this location.

Lucy

Small City Scenes said...

These are art indeed. What fabulous grates. MB

Dina said...

Thanks for collecting these grates. I'm grateful.

cieldequimper said...

Oh boy these are superb! And that Flatiron... :-))

VP said...

@ Stefano - Thanks for the technical clarifications, promptly included in the text!

Babzy said...

kind of details i like to observe :)

brattcat said...

Some pretty great grates, VP.

Halcyon said...

Very fancy! Definitely don't find them like that in North America.

JM said...

Love this perspective of the Piazza! Great shot, VP.

Arianna said...

Anche i dettagli sono importanti, ottimi scatti! Ciao, Arianna

llandudnopictures said...

How wonderful that so much trouble was taken over such small details! Architectural detail can be very satisfying to photograph - and to see.

Gunn said...

Italian STYLE, also here!

Kaori said...

Even your grates are artistic! Now that's what I call class :D

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful lines, really beautiful!
Léia

EG Wow said...

Your grates are far more interesting than the grates we have here!

Steffe said...

Great composition on the top photo.