Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Molo Novo

The seawall protecting the port of Livorno is called “Diga curvilinea” (Curved seawall) or more simply Molo Novo (New Pier), because until a few decades ago it was actually used to berth ships. You can have a better idea of this structure looking at it from above.
Molo Novo, curved seawall, port of Livorno
[Photos by Maurizio]
We usually see this from the land side because you need a boat to get there, but my friend Maurizio took these pictures for us. The external side is protected by rocks and by a line of concrete tetrapods.
Molo Novo, diga curvilinea, porto di Livorno
On top of the barrier there is walkway from where you can see the whole port: here we are looking toward the south entrance, the only one used by ships.

See also: Over the Porto Mediceo - Between Sea and Sky

12 comments:

Michelle said...

That last shot is a beautiful scene.

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

Hi VP, I'm really enjoying your photographic tour of Livorno

Randy said...

Looks like a great place for some quite time.

cieldequimper said...

What a place for a walk! I love les môles.

Brittany has taken a new battering with very high tides and the isle of Sein's moles have been damaged as has the outer wall of its big lighthouse (the one shown that looms above the 'rickety' bench...

Dina said...

Such graceful curves.

Birdman said...

Those are a couple of nice walkways by water.

Halcyon said...

It looks like a wonderful place for a walk. I like that it is well kept.

Karl Demetz said...

I agree totally with Halcyon.
Beautiful captures too.

Traveling Hawk said...

Nice place for a walk, I agree too.

Jack said...

They are both beautiful. AND, a fine place to walk and think.

Arianna said...

Bellissime prospettive! Ciao, Arianna

Luis Gomez said...

These are so beautiful VP.