Thursday, July 19, 2012

Flying over Livorno

Flying over LivornoOur flight from Paris was so kind to pass three times over Livorno before landing in Pisa, so I was able to take some pictures of our town seen from above.
In foreground we can see, from left to right, the round building of the acquarium and the grey snake of the “Terrazza Mascagni”. At the other end of the terrazza stands the Gazebo and just above it the Grand Hotel Palazzo, with the “Pancaldi Acquaviva” sea resort. The large compound which hosts the Naval Academy lies by the sea, while the “Armando Picchifootball stadium and the “Federico Caprilli” racetrack line up in the top part of the picture.

See also: Over the Porto Mediceo - Cargo Port - Fortress from the Sky

18 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

I miss traveling. Beautiful picture of what feels a peaceful city to be. Please have a good Thursday.

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you! What a great shot VP.

Randy said...

Amazing view!

Michelle said...

Really a great view!

Jack said...

Such a clear view, VP. It looks like you were suspended below the plane, not shooting through a window. I flew back to Hartford last Saturday and tried to take photos, but they were terrible. Yours are so much better!

cieldequimper said...

Perfect view, wonderful weather... You aren't missing anything, the sky is white again today...

Dina said...

Wow, beautiful! Impressive! Did you pay the pilot bakshish to fly over Livorno?

Dina said...

I loved rereading your post about the horse trainer. What a story!

Dianne said...

That's what you call a birds-eye-view. It gives us a great perspective on your home city.

VP said...

Jack - I never got the window seat, but this time Trillan agreed to switch places near the end of the flight.
Dina - Flying over Livorno is the normal approach to Pisa airport. The flight was early and the runway busy, so I got three passes...

Cezar and Léia said...

wow breathtaking view and impressive blue!Thanks for sharing this wonderful postcard!
Léia

Halcyon said...

Great view from above! I find these sorts of shots hard to get right. Love this one!

Stefan Jansson said...

That was nice of the pilot, he probably knew you were flying with him.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Thanks for the aerial guided tour of your coastline VP, everything looks so much clearer from up above,

Traveling Hawk said...

This is a very nice aerial photo, VP!

Dina said...

Hmm, I wouldn't give up a window seat to anyone. ;)

JM said...

I think this is even better than the one you posted today. Just wonderful!

Gunn said...

I guess this is the BONUS with a window seat!
So nice to see your city and area from the plane .