Sunday, February 26, 2012

Piazza Poerio

Piazza Poerio, old postcard, Livorno“Piazza Carlo Poerio” was set out around 1850 when the course of the “Fosso Reale” was straightened out along with the demolition of the fortifications surrounding the old city center. The square disappeared in 1893 when the Antonio Benci elementary school was built. The “Chiesa degli Olandesi” (Dutch Church), on the right, was built between 1862 and 1864.Benci elementary school, Dutch church, scali degli Olandesi from Bing map, LivornoA recent image of the area in a bird's-eye view from Bing Maps. The old postcard is another interesting find in the collection of Antonio Cantelli.

Search labels: Dutch church - postcard
See also: Abandoned Church - Scali degli Olandesi - Chiesa degli Olandesi - Sad Preview - A lecture - Finale - A Ray of Hope - Falling to Pieces - Flying Rats - Another Collapse - Fenced Off - Piazza Poerio - The Places I Love - A Few More Votes - Rose Window - Second Place?
External links: Temple of the Dutch German Congregation (Wikipedia)
Facebook Group: “Salviamo la chiesa degli Olandesi a Livorno” (Save the Dutch church in Livorno)

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love VP. These are great. Thank you.

Theanne said...

interesting to see the change!

Jack said...

These posts are always fun, VP, but I am struggling to identify the buildings.

Randy said...

It looks amazing both then and today.

Gunn said...

Interesting!
Love the cream-yellow colors on the buildings, and the river.
To me "Antonio Cantelli" sounds like music!
Have a nice Sunday!

Dina said...

What a difference!
Here you can see the church in all her glory, complete with the now-missing parts.
It really got hemmed in on three sides.

VP said...

Jack - The church and the building on its right are still standing, the rest is more modern, but it still somewhat follows the original shape of the square.

cieldequimper said...

I prefer the old view...

Steffe said...

Not too many trees left here.

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting documentary.
God bless you!
Cezar

Lois Evensen said...

Fascinating! It is so cool to see the church in the bottom corner of the second image now surrounded by other buildings. Great post!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I see the church there VP, how amazing, I love the then and now images and it's always good to see some things don't change.

Traveling Hawk said...

It seems the church has lost its little towers.