Sunday, May 25, 2014

The North Lighthouse

We do not post as many old postcards as we used to, but we do not really like to watermark pictures. Sadly, the usual slobs keep posting these images without acknowledging the source.
The north lighthouse of the Molo Novo, Livorno
The lighthouse at the northern end of the “Diga Curvilinea” (Curvilinear Breakwater), in a vintage postcard.
The north lighthouse of the Molo Novo, Livorno
The same tower, seen from a different angle. A more recent structure now lies further north: the “Diga della Meloria” (Meloria Breakwater). In both images you can see old cannons recycled as bollards.

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)
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See also: Over the Porto Mediceo - Molo Novo

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

I sent myself postcards last week from Germany. Still not sure what I'll do with them all.

Lowell said...

Love both of these shots. The postcard is especially nice because of the historical context. This is a different style of lighthouse than what you'd see here. It's quite beautiful!

William Kendall said...

It's a grand looking lighthouse.

Jack said...

I enjoy seeing the old postcards and the current sites.

Randy said...

It still looks great.

Karl Demetz said...

As Jack says, I also enjoy seeing old photos and current sites, in this case it seems that nothing has changed.

cieldequimper said...

Ah... Love the old postcard and the memories...

Arianna said...

Belle immagini in epoche diverse! Ciao, Arianna

FotoMarg said...

An interesting juxtaposition.

Dina said...

Forgive me but I've spent the day Pope-watching, so your postcard looks to me like the separation wall and the guardtower where he stopped today.

José Mendonça said...

It was beautiful then and it's beautiful now.

Stefan Jansson said...

It looks good.