Saturday, February 1, 2014

Theme Day: Entry

Mercato Centrale, Central Market seen from the Fosso Reale, Livorno
Our Mercato Centrale has several doors at street level and two ramps on the sides that descend into its underground storerooms. Another way to access the storage area is a gate at water level on the canal.
Mercato Centrale, Central Market, entrance from the Fosso Reale seen from inside, Livorno
Only tourists on some boat tours now use this entrance, when they make a stop to visit the building.


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20 comments:

Julie said...

It looks a bit forbidding, VP. As though bodies were once shipped from there.

Jack said...

This suits the theme nicely, VP, as it was the building featured on your "entry" into blogging, i.e., your first post.

Shantaram said...

I guess the water level in the canal stays constant.... Nice pictures.

Dina said...

That's an intriguing inside shot!
I would choose this road less traveled by for entry to the Mercato.

EG CameraGirl said...

Very impressive entrance!

Karl Demetz said...

A very singular entrance, good choice for this theme day!

Traveling Hawk said...

I like the geometry of this classical building.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful shots VP.

Birdman said...

You've caught the theme for sure. Inviting and warm scene.

cieldequimper said...

I imagine it must have been a very busy entrance back in the day and for some reason it reminds me of traitor's gate...

Tanya Breese said...

what a grand building to sit on the water like that...something we don't see here!

Virginia said...

I'm with Julie, the inside out shot is a bit forboding but great photo for the theme.
V

FotoMarg said...

It looks a grand building.

Daryl said...

great photo

Randy said...

Great theme day shot.

Halcyon said...

I love the symmetry of the building. Nice choice for the theme day!

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice take on the theme day.

Lois said...

So many entry choices for one place. It looks very grand!

LOLfromPasa said...

How wonderful that you also have a shot from inside. Excellent!

Arianna said...

Bella facciata austera! Ciao, Arianna