Monday, June 11, 2012

Directions and Distances

Pole with distances and directions to different cities in the world, LivornoAn extremely useful pole with distances and directions to different cities in the world has materialized in “Piazza del Municipio”, where the flying booth once stood.Pole with distances and directions to different cities in the world, LivornoThe signs understandably point out to Pisa, Lucca, Florence and Siena. The rest of the world is represented by New York, London and Madrid. Minor European hamlets like Paris, Berlin or Moscow are ignored.Pole with distances and directions to different cities in the world, LivornoA few tourist signs point to local attractions, but they are useless unless you can walk through buildings.

See also: Piazza del Municipio - The Flying Booth

20 comments:

Dina said...

LOL You have such a good way of explaining this.
And what, no Jerusalem sign?

Robert Geiss said...

Creating thoughtful geography. Have been to the four Italian cities. Thank you for the memories. Please have a good new week.

James Wei said...

Well planned out in a logical sequenece of events.

Lois Evensen said...

How fun! Love this post. :))

Madge Bloom said...

Some what whimsical.. but helpful too!

Kate said...

I'd like to go to all these places!

Randy said...

Very cool. Where are we going?

Michelle said...

A fun, first sign!

Babzy said...

i like these signs ;)

cieldequimper said...

The first one is really surprising, there are usually many more cities (not necessarily European hamlets :-) but why not Cape Town or Canberra?

Sven Wifstrand said...

When in Livorno, why bother about Rome?

JM said...

The coolest thing of the kind I found was at Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. Can you imagine how distant everywhere is?! :-)

brattcat said...

you make me smile.

Halcyon said...

Who needs to know about those hamlets like Paris and Berlin anyway! As long as you know how far away Pisa is, that's all that counts. Right? ;)

Cezar and Léia said...

These signs gave me some feeling of vacations!I would like to go to Lucca!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love a post that makes me smile VP! ...and what, no Perth haha!

Arianna said...

Consiglio di prendere la direzione Lucca eheheheh! Ciao, Arianna

Karl Demetz said...

Nice signs VP, where is Bolzano? Haha..

Steffe said...

At least one place missing here...

Traveling Hawk said...

I was more interested in the second photo: so many amazing places, so near! You are lucky, VP!