Friday, March 7, 2014

St. Gregory Behind Barriers

Chiesa di san Gregorio Illuminatore, Saint Gregory the Illuminator, via della Madonna, Livorno
Safety barriers are everywhere around Livorno: usually to protect the passers-by from the fall of debris from derelict buildings. Also the church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator, in its own small way, has a few of them now...
By the way, the sign says: “Livorno, Città Storica delle Nazioni” (Livorno, Historical City of the Nations).

See also: Half a Church - Saint Gregory the Illuminator - Faith and Charity - Armenian Plaque

11 comments:

Revrunner said...

Reminds me of our National Cathedral in D.C. where they've installed nets to catch stones that may have worked loose as a result of an earthquake.

Jack said...

This is such a wonderful facade. It is heartbreaking that the structure is decaying so much. Sorry!

Randy said...

So beautiful.

cieldequimper said...

That's such a beautiful church with gorgeous details...

Dina said...

Yes, having that sign on a dangerous building is ironic.
Maybe the Armenians can contribute to a restoration?

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I hope they are thinking of restoring this old church VP, would be such a shame to abandon it.

Luis Gomez said...

It is a lovely building VP.

Traveling Hawk said...

nice entrance

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

De nuevo por tu casa, disfrutando de las cosas que nos dejas.
Saludos.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful sculptures above the entrance, pity that the wall is crumbling, it would not take much to restore it...

José Mendonça said...

What a beautiful façade!