Sunday, January 13, 2013

Customs on the Water

The “Dogana d'acqua” complex was built in the 1830s as a barrier where the “Canale dei Navicelli” passed the Leopoldine Walls. It was heavily damaged during the WWII air raids over the port of Livorno.
Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, Livorno
Dogana d'acqua (outer side), Canale dei Navicelli, January 2013

Old postcard, Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, Livorno
Dogana d'acqua (outer side), Canale dei Navicelli, early 1900s

Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, Livorno
Dogana d'acqua (inner side), Canale dei Navicelli, January 2013

Old postcard, Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, Livorno
Dogana d'acqua (inner side), Canale dei Navicelli, 1902

(Postcards digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)
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See also: Dogana d'acqua - Canale dei Navicelli - Leopoldine Walls
External links: Canale dei Navicelli (Wikipedia)

11 comments:

Honest Abe said...

Nice shots and interesting cards.

Taken For Granted said...

VP, this is another fine pairing of your photo with an historic photo. Surprising that there is still WW II damage to be found.

Andy said...

Both the present and pre WWII structures are very impressive.

Jack said...

This was interesting, VP. The war was a long time ago. I'm surprised that the damage is still so extensive.

Randy said...

What a shame. It was such a beautiful building.

Dina said...

They went to great lengths to collect taxes.

What a shame we had to have a war.

Traveling Hawk said...

As usual, interesting comparisons.

Birdman said...

Thanks for posting the old with the new. Enjoyed the look.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

tapirgal said...

Beautiful reporting. At least the arches were saved....

JM said...

I'm so glad they left the ruins instead of tearing them apart. A great reminder of what can never happen again. Great post!