Saturday, September 21, 2013

Watching Over

Votive image of Our Lady, Livorno
A new apartment building was built on a vacant lot on the corner of Via della Venezia with Viale Caprera. This half-broken votive niche was restored in the process. “Mi posero a custodia del quartiere” translates as “They placed me here to watch over the neighborhood”. Considered the night life in the area she could use the help of a couple of patrol cars.

9 comments:

Stefan Jansson said...

I guess the night life will keep her busy.

Randy said...

Beautiful.

Kate said...

Glad it was saved. The neighborhood sounds quite interesting so I hope that she's up to the task.

Dina said...

It's so nice that it was restored and kept on the wall. Hopefully Mary will show her gratitude to the neighborhood.

Cezar and Léia said...

It's an adorable image!
Léia

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful votive niche and lovely image.

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice!

Arianna said...

Certo che le pattuglie di questi tempi ne hanno un gran bisogno...ciao, Arianna

JM said...

Although I am not religious I'm glad they kept the niche.