Monday, July 11, 2011

Canale dei Francesi

Ponte dei Sospiri, Bridge of Sighs, LivornoThe “Ponte dei Sospiri” (Bridge of Sighs), the old Custom House on the left, and the barracks of the “Guardia di Finanza”.Canale dei Francesi, Frenchmen's Canal, LivornoThe “Canale dei Francesi” (Frenchmen's Canal) was dug in 1799 by the French troops to link the Old Harbor with the New Harbor.

See also: Scali Cialdini - Pamiglione - Old Harbor

17 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

These are very nice VP.

brattcat said...

What an inviting canal.

Farmchick said...

I love seeing the architecture in your photos.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

'The Bridge of Sighs' ah! how romantic!! Beautiful images VP.

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Such an expanse in the top photo.

Lucy

Randy said...

I like all of the boats!

Dina said...

The Bridge of Sighs seems to be a popular name.
The whole idea of canals in a city is fascinating to me.

cieldequimper said...

I would give anything for a walk there this morning rather than go to the office...

Cezar and Léia said...

Two wonderful compositions!Love the perspective in your first picture and the Frenchmen's Canal is beautiful with all boats and reflections!
Perfect sunny day there!
Léia

Birdman said...

Yes, the architecture keeps bringing me back to this site.

Kaori said...

Lovely shots! I really like how nicely the boats are all lined up :D

Arianna said...

Volti di Livorno sconosciuti...ciao, Arianna!

Harlequin said...

beautiful!

Traveling Hawk said...

I didn't know you have a Ponte dei Sospiri in Livorno too!

JM said...

I see two canali, whether it's water or cobblestone. Just great.

Gunn said...

Just beautiful!
And what a nice BLUE sky you have! Enjoy!

Jack said...

The cobbles in the first photo are so wonderfully laid out. I can't imagine that a very large boat could fit underneath the bridge of sighs.