Sunday, April 21, 2013

Mascagni's Birthplace

piazza Cavallotti, Livorno
The original building, in Piazza Cavallotti, where the composer Pietro Mascagni was born in 1863. This photo, of unknown author, was probably shot in the early 1960s. Above the entrance is visible the plaque commemorating the birthplace of the author of “Cavalleria Rusticana”.
piazza Cavallotti, Livorno
Today the old building is gone, but the plaque is still there...

See also: Mascagni vs Puccini

8 comments:

Randy said...

Nice before and after.

Dina said...

An instance, for a change, of things looking better in the newer photo.

Cezar and Léia said...

I like to see the differences, old and new, very nice post!
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

What a difference! The old photo is full life, the new photo is very clean.

Lois Evensen said...

Wow! What a change. The new building is very nice and it's great that the plaque is there to continue to mark the important place.

Gunn said...

Do you know what I stopped at....
The little car.
Fiat Bambino.

HUGE changes with the building.

JM said...

Glad they kept the plaque.

Traveling Hawk said...

It's good to preserve the plaque, even if it is hard to believe that Mascagni lived in such a modern block:)