Monday, August 13, 2012

Fortress from the Sky

Fortezza Nuova, New Fortress area seen from above, LivornoHere is the “Fortezza Nuova” (New Fortress), a structure sadly closed to the public since January 2009. Below, we can barely see on the left the “Canale dei Navicelli” and, facing the larger basin, “Palazzo Stub”. On the right we have the polygonal dome of the church of “Santa Caterina”. On the left side of the fortress the “Scali delle Cantine” lead us to Garibaldi square, flanked on its right by the larger “Piazza della Repubblica” with the statues of the Two Grand Dukes. Just above lies the picturesque turn in the canal featured in the first picture of Cloudy Day.

See also: Flying over Livorno - Over the Porto Mediceo - Cargo Port

14 comments:

Michelle said...

A great sky view!

Randy said...

That really is an amazing view.

Jack said...

Well done, VP. I recognized the piazza with the two grand dukes immediately.

Stefan Jansson said...

Soon you will be competing with Google maps! Great aerial view and info.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's a pity the fortress has been closed: it seems a nice place to walk. Nice photo and very informative post, VP!

James Wei said...

Sure this looks like a fortress.What a eagle eye view of the city.

Birdman said...

What an aerial view. Amazing.

Arianna said...

Splendido panorama! Ciao, Arianna

cieldequimper said...

Where have you been? On a cloud? Love this, it puts the town into perspective!

Dina said...

Ahh--so!

Luis Gomez said...

Love this one!

Gunn said...

I love it too!:)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I love to see a city from above, and it's even more exciting when you recognize things..great shot VP.

JM said...

What a spectacular view! Great shot, VP.