Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ponte della Fortezza Nuova

Bridge at the entrance of the Fortezza Nuova, New Fortress, Livorno
The (still closed) entrance of the “Fortezza Nuova” (New Fortress), November 2012

Vintage postcard, bridge at the entrance of the Fortezza Nuova, New Fortress, Livorno
The same entrance in a 1903 postcard. The words at the bottom translate as:
Thank you granny dear and many kisses! Your little granddaughters...

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Inside the Fortress - From the Fortress - Fortress with a Secret - Fortress from the Sky
The other bridges of New Venice: Ponte di Marmo - Ponte dei Domenicani - Ponte della Venezia - Ponte di San Giovanni - Ponte dell'Angiolo - Ponte del Luogo Pio

12 comments:

Taken For Granted said...

Your photo attempting to duplicate a historic post card is great. What fun seeing the similarities and differences from the past. Thanks for this post.

Luis Gomez said...

Great!

Jack said...

I really like your occasional posts of current scenes and old postcards. This area hasn't changed too much in the past century-plus-a-decade.

Randy said...

Excellent comparison.

Dina said...

The little girls never dreamed their postcard to Nonnina would someday appear on your blog for all to see and enjoy.

Gunn said...

You should make a book just like Mr. Leversen on my Fridays posting. Grab the idea! Happy Sunday

JM said...

Just great, VP, not many changes indeed, except for that not century old palm tree. :-)

Barbara Farr said...

Terrific. I love before and after shots.

Lois Evensen said...

How interesting that there are people standing very close to the same spots all those years apart. :) Fun!

Birdman said...

Not a lot has changed.

Algebre Besançon said...

2 nice pictures, it hasn't changed much :)

Traveling Hawk said...

I always like these comparative photos!