Friday, February 15, 2013

L'Ora d'Aria

L'ora d'aria, Time out of Cell, restaurant, via dei Bagnetti, Livorno
A curious name for this restaurant in Via dei Bagnetti. “L'Ora d'Aria” would be literally the hour of air, or the time an inmate spends out of his cell, usually in the yard of a prison. The building of the “Domenicani” (Blackfriars), a former prison, is just across the street.
Colosseum sporting club, via dei Bagnetti, Livorno
A sporting club called “Colosseum” would certainly train amateur gladiators. They probably eat at the nearby “L'Ora d'Aria”.
Al Fosso Reale, restaurant, scali delle Cantine, Livorno
The “Fosso Reale” (Royal Canal) was originally a moat of sorts surrounding the older part of Livorno. “Al Fosso Reale”, is a restaurant on the Scali delle Cantine, facing the “Fortezza Nuova” where the canal forms a wider basin. They promise you the lost flavors and the smells of the Tuscan cooking.

See also: Caminito

14 comments:

Robert Geiss said...

Like the first image and its idea much.

Please have a good Friday.

Luis Gomez said...

These are great VP.

Michelle said...

Really interesting signs.

Jack said...

Three for three, VP. All good and interesting signs.

cieldequimper said...

Bring back gladiators! :-) Maybe the owner of l'heure d'air is an ex-con?

Dina said...

The chain on the sign goes with your interpretation.

Cezar and Léia said...

You got beautiful signs. I like these mythological figures!
Léia

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

That's an interesting set of signs, particularly the first two.
Duncan In Kuantan

Traveling Hawk said...

Funny neighbourhood, VP!

Karl Demetz said...

Very creative signs, great finds, VP!

Lois Evensen said...

How fun. The plays on words work very well for the restaurants. :)

Lucy Corrander : Photos said...

Whether or not I'd like to taste the flavours . . . depends why they were lost originally!

Laura. M said...

Smart way to attract the attention of customers :))
a hug.

JM said...

The Colosseum logo is pretty cool!