Monday, August 15, 2011

Largo Bellavista

I took these pictures from the roof terrace of a building in “Largo Bellavista” (Beautiful View Place), a tiny space off “Viale Italia”, where practically our “lungomare” begins.Nazario Sauro marina, Scoglio della Regina (Queen's Rock), LivornoWe can see in background our aquarium, some beach resorts and the Nazario Sauro marina.Scoglio della Regina (Queen's Rock), Vegliaia breakwater, LivornoThis partly dilapidated structure is the once famous “Scoglio della Regina” (Queen's Rock) beach resort, quite fashionable in the 19th century. The distant line of rocks at sea is the Vegliaia breakwater, protecting the entrance of the port of Livorno.Fanale dei Pisani, Curved Breakwater, Darsena Morosini, Benetti Shipyard, LivornoThe narrow Bellana shingle beach lies between the “Scoglio” and the whitish seawalls of the “Darsena Morosini”, now part of the Benetti Shipyard. The towering “Fanale dei Pisani” watches the entrance of the port.

14 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

VP what a great set of pictures! Love seeing the area from above.

Lois Evensen said...

How beautiful - all three images. The bottom one, though is very familiar to me from when we were there many times aboard Splendour of the Seas.

Jack said...

These pictures are helpful to see how Livorno is laid out.

Kate said...

The photos are all "postcard picture perfect"...esp. the first two.

Randy said...

What beautiful views. Kate's right they could be postcards.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic views of Livorno's coastline VP, I bet the Scolio della Regina was a fantastic place in it's heyday!!Excellent lighthouse too.

Traveling Hawk said...

My favourite is the last one, with the lighthouse! Sky and sea have the same color.

Steffe said...

Nice scenery. You could easily create a panorama from the first two photos.

cieldequimper said...

Well thank you for these wonderful views. My favourite is the last one too, that's because I like the fanale dei Pisani a lot...

Birdman said...

... more beach shots, please.

JM said...

What a great view! Have you ever posted photos of the aquarium? :-)

Halcyon said...

Interesting views. Time marches on...

Dina said...

Wow, it certainly is a place for bellavista!

Kaori said...

Beautiful view!