Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Via Greca

Hotel Gran Duca, via Generale Tellini, LivornoThe back of the Hotel Gran Duca on “Via Generale Enrico Tellini”. The street what was once called “Via Greca” (Greek Street), at least since 1784, because of the many shops owned by Greeks.Plaque of via Generale Enrico Tellini already via Greca, LivornoIn 1923 the Italian general Enrico Tellini, on a mission from the League of Nations to oversee a boundary dispute between Greece and Albania, was murdered with his staff near the border, presumably by Greek nationalists. This event escalated quickly in a diplomatic crisis leading to the Corfu incident ... and to the street name change.

See also: Hotel Gran Duca
External links: Enrico Tellini - Corfu incident (Wikipedia)

20 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Love this post VP. Great images! Thanks for the links.

Theanne said...

like the view through the arch...nicely taken! Learned about Tellini and the Corfu incident!

Jack said...

It seems that there is history on every block in Livorno, VP.

Kate said...

You framed this beautifully!

Michelle said...

Great perspective in that first photo.

Randy said...

Nice arch.

cieldequimper said...

I had forgotten all about this incident until today.

Cezar and Léia said...

This entrance is absolutely gorgeous!Wonderful picture VP, congratulations!
Léia

Traveling Hawk said...

I like the framing of the first photo. Interesting facts!

crocrodyl said...

Great angle and lovely calm colors!

brattcat said...

very nice post, vp.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the shot through the arch. Hmmm. Shot because of a boundary dispute. Some things never change.

Halcyon said...

A beautifully framed photo.
Interesting story about the Greeks vs the Italians.

joo said...

Lovely perspective in the first photo!

Kaori said...

Interesting pieces of history in your photos, VP! I love the arched entry to the Hotel :)

Honest Abe said...

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Dina said...

A tragic reason for the name change.

Sometimes the back of the hotel is more interesting than the front, I see.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well if anything is going to make a change in street name, that'll do it VP.

JM said...

Great composition and the colours are wonderful! Very Italy.

gjergj shoshi said...

Enrico Tellini fight for the Albanians and it's not fair to be in our days a Greek street ! War for territory will be always even in the future !