Monday, June 3, 2013

First Division

The Big Red A, piazza Attias, Livorno
Yesterday the Livorno football team won 1-0 a decisive Tuscan derby against Empoli, in the second leg of the playoffs for a place in our First Division, the all-desired Serie A. People went crazy as usual, filling our streets with cars and scooters, waving flags with the club's colors. Please forgive my scarce enthusiasm for football (soccer) in general and my even scarcer love for the local team.

See also: The Big Red A
External links: At the stadium - The feast (Photo gallery, Il Tirreno)

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Strong image.

Michelle said...

I have scarce love for football as well.

Randy said...

I like that image too.

cieldequimper said...

Oh I'll excuse you since I hate soccer! But I love the lettering here, both the A and the 'coin' shop. The roundness contrasts nicely with the sharpness.

Dina said...

So there is a whole piazza for the letter and the team?
Hope the fans don't make TOO much craziness in your streets.

JM said...

I absolutely share your scarce enthusiasm for football. It's a business I really don't care for. Cool shot!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Me too VP, soccer...eh no thanks :) hope the fans don't get too carried away.

VP said...

Dina - The A was already there. The square takes its name from the villa of a Jewish merchant, Giuseppe Attias, demolished to make room for the new buildings.

Cezar and Léia said...

I'm not so fan of football, but I love this composition!
Léia

Dina said...

Oh right. I studied your links now. The old villa of Giuseppe was beautiful.

Stefan Jansson said...

I played soccer as a kid and will enjoy a game on tv every now and then.

spicylublin said...

Livorno ostatecznie uzupełniło stawkę 20 zespołów, który w sezonie 2013/14 występować będą w Serie A. W rozegranym wczoraj rewanżowym meczu barażowym Livorno pokonało 1 - 0 na swoim stadionie zespół Empoli. Gola na wagę awansu zdobył Paulinho.
!!!
congratulations. Now, you play with Juventus ;-)