Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Theme Day: Best of 2013

Today's Theme Day is about the best photo of 2013. I was looking back at the pictures I took last year and it was difficult to pick up something I really liked. Then I saw this was the one: it portrays Stefano Ceccarini and Matteo Giunti, two brave friends of mine who are still fighting hard to save at least part of the precious heritage of this decaying and uncaring city.
Stefano Ceccarini, Matteo Giunti, Chiesa degli Olandesi, Dutch church, Livorno
With their hard work they have just secured 25.000 Euro for the Dutch Church, with more 80.000 Euro coming. It is not much, but it obviously helps.
As we have recently seen, Matteo has also his hands busy with the cemetery in danger.


Happy New Year to All of You!

See also: Theme Day: Best of 2009 - Theme Day: Best of 2010
- Old English Cemetery - Chiesa degli Olandesi - Stefano & Matteo

12 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Have a great 2014 VP! Wonderful pick!

Revrunner said...

I guess someone has already made contact with officials in the Dutch Reformed Church about possible financial support, right?

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice to see them, you all do good for your city. So Happy New Year to all of you.

Randy said...

Nice choice for today's theme. Wishing you a very Happy New Year.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Good choice. For me, it's all the more meaningful for a photo to have a story behind it. Have a great 2014

Dina said...

Let's hope the new year will see progress in saving the Dutch Church.
It is indeed a strong photo, but you should be in it too, as one of the forces for change. We know how much you have done, together with Stefano and Matteo.

All the best in 2014.

Halcyon said...

I like this portrait and I hope they will have more success with the church in 2014.
All the best to you in 2014!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Great choice, methinks. Let's hope the citizens of Livorno wake up before it's too late. Happy New Year and all the best in 2014!

Tanya Breese said...

great choice! happy new year!!

Jack said...

Choosing preservation heroes for your photo of the year places the emphasis in a very good place. Have a fine 2014.

Arianna said...

Spero che i loro sforzi vengano premiati alla grande, il menefreghismo è uno dei mali del nostro tempo! Ciao, Arianna

LOLfromPasa said...

It is a wonderful choice. One that has deep meaning. Happy New Year!