Saturday, December 1, 2012

Theme Day: My Street

Fire, via Gherardi Del Testa, Livorno
Last September a fire erupted in an inner court threatening my apartment building and the whole block.
Fire, via Gherardi Del Testa, Livorno
The smoke column was visible from all over town. My street was clogged with fire trucks and ambulances ...
Fire, via Gherardi Del Testa, Livorno
... as it was the adjacent “Via Buontalenti”. Luckily no one suffered serious harm, but the building was evacuated for a while and several lower storey apartments reported some damages.
Fire, via Gherardi Del Testa, Livorno
At last, even the mayor showed up to check on the situation. (Pictures taken on September 24th)


See also: Fire

25 comments:

Revrunner said...

Glad the fire department showed up as fast as it did.

Stefan Jansson said...

That must have been a scary time. Good of you to go out with the camera that day.

Michelle said...

An unfortunate moment in time. Hopefully no one was injured.

Jack said...

Fires are really frightening to me, in part because I have no experience with them. I am glad that your apartment and your street survived with a lot of excitement but not all that much damage.

Luis Gomez said...

Fires are always scary. Great shots VP.

Randy said...

Nice photos.

Kate said...

A pretty exciting day, but I'm glad that it's not a regular occurrence.

LONDONLULU said...

It must have been scary, fires are so frightening and glad no one got hurt. You got great on-the-street scenes.

Dina said...

Oi what a photo opp! So glad you and your place escaped unscathed. A little too much action in the neighborhood.

Hilda said...

Glad it wasn't worse than that. Fire—small or big—is always scary.

Can't imagine our mayor showing up for any kind of emergency like this.

Kim said...

A memorable moment for you and all your neighbors on the street. Love your reportage.
-Kim

Jim said...

Interesting post for theme day.

Birdman said...

Can you say tight squeeze?

william braquemard said...

Some great shots here.

LONDONLULU said...

Dropping in quickly to say, of course you can use the photo for the benches blog! Thank you very much for dropping by and the kind comment.

Inverness Daily Photo said...

The things you have to do to get the mayor to come round - my street is here.

Tanya said...

glad to hear nobody was hurt...great choice for the theme...so much going on!

Arianna said...

Per fortuna non è successo nulla di grave, ma immagino lo spavento! Spero che i danni non siano troppo grossi per le famiglie che abitano lì...ciao, Arianna

tapirgal said...

I'm glad you didn't lose your apartment. Let's hope this is an unusual view of your street.

Halcyon said...

Interesting shots. Glad the fire wasn't too serious. I've got an emergency situation on my blog today too, but the fire brigade didn't show up quite so fast. :)

Robert Geiss said...

What adventure.

Please have a kind and nice new month ahead.

Traveling Hawk said...

I'm glad nothing really bad happened!

Buck said...

Nice photos of a scary day. Thanks for sharing this day with us.

Virginia said...

Whew, I'm glad you were all safe. You brought us live and up to the minute coverage of "your street!" Bravo.
V

JM said...

Now, that must have been really scary! Glad they were able to control the fire.