Sunday, September 23, 2012

Cemeteries, Churches, and Beer

From a free tourist map distributed throughout Livorno:Waldensian church and cemetery on a map, LivornoOur friend Matteo should be quite worried looking at this map: the Old English Cemetery has become a “Cimitero Valdese” (Waldensian Cemetery). The former Anglican church of Saint George is here a Waldensian church (it is Catholic), while the actual Waldensian temple is marked simply as a church.Churches of via della Madonna on a map, LivornoIt gets even better in “Via della Madonna” where they got all the churches wrong. From left to right we should have the former Armenian church of “San Gregorio Illuminatore” and the Madonna church. The recently restored church of the “Santissima Annunziata” is in the right position, but with a wrong name.
In the bottom right corner “Via Pieroni”, named after the renowned architect Alessandro Pieroni, is spelled like an Italian brand of beer.

14 comments:

Dina said...

Oi veh. Giving tourists this map is not exactly a confidence-building measure. I hope it is not published by the municipality.
Maybe the map-drawer and the proofreader first did a tour of Beer Street.

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for this inspiration very much, as I shall check an alike for over here. Can't remember when last I had a beer.
Please have a good Sunday.

madmats said...

Better if I do not comment... another two arms stolen to agricultural works ;)

tapirgal said...

Someone is more interested in beer than in history. I think that could be multiplied exponentially if we took a survey.

Randy said...

Interesting post.

Jack said...

From what I have been hearing about iPhone 5, this could have been Apple's map.

Stefan Jansson said...

As long as I can find all the bars in town, I'm happy.

Arianna said...

Mappa turistica da poco...ciao, Arianna

Birdman said...

Well, one out of three ain't bad. hahahaha

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Estupendas siempre las cosas que nos dejas.

Saludos y un abrazo.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love the colors in this city map! Livorno is such a beautiful place. I hope to visit there soon! :)
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's going to be a lot of confused tourists VP..

Traveling Hawk said...

I'll keep this in mind when I come to Livorno!

Merisi said...

That's what too much beer does to you! ;-)


It is a shame, though, publishing such crap.