Monday, June 23, 2014

Blue Night 2014

I have already expressed my opinion about the “Notte Blu” (Blue Night) four years ago and I still stand by my words. The only thing worse is the “Notte Bianca” (White Night), when cohorts of zombies take over the city making us nostalgic about the usual sparse drunkards and disorderly youngsters.
Blue Night 2014, Livorno
Our first stop in this Blue Night was at a very calorie-rich stall in Piazza XX Settembre.
Blue Night 2014, Livorno
The same stall also had on display some incredible slabs of raw licorice.
Blue Night 2014, Livorno
A few steps further, a normal balloon was posing as a hot air balloon of sorts.
Blue Night 2014, Livorno
Not so many customers willing to “Try the speed of the fiber”, but the stand in Piazza Cavour was nice.
Blue Night 2014, Livorno
A strangely multicolor reflection in the waters of the Fosso Reale (Royal Canal).

See also: Blue Night Walk - White Night - Tony's White Night
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16 comments:

Revrunner said...

That is without a doubt the most licorice I've ever seen in one piece!

William Kendall said...

Hmmm, reading your earlier posts through the links, we have something similar in our Nuit Blanche, but it's directed at art exhibits and lasts through the night.

The Canal looks beautiful!

Taken For Granted said...

The licorice photo is quite surprising, but I suspect the guy painted gold in the back has had too much.

Randy said...

Looks like an interesting event. I like that last shot.

Lowell said...

Somehow I get the impression you don't think to highly of this sort of thing. I've never even heard of slabs of licorice - can't imagine. I do like very much the multi-colored reflections.

Dina said...

But you have to admit you got some unique photos out of Blue Night.

cieldequimper said...

Love the fiber arch and your beautiful night shot!

Hilda said...

Food and music the whole night through? Sounds like events for Manila.

I'm amazed at the variety of dried (candied?) fruit in your first photo!

Luis Gomez said...

These are so good VP.

Karl Demetz said...

When I was little I liked the carrube :)
Amazing reflections in the last photo!

Halcyon said...

I think the Blue Night doesn't look too bad. I'd love to try the raw licorice, sounds interesting!

Lois Evensen said...

Well, gee, your pictures sure are neat even if you aren't that fond of the event. :)

Gunn said...

I like events like this, and I love your photos,especial the one with all the boats.

Stefan Jansson said...

I'd probably love it.

Arianna said...

Che bel post colorato! Ciao, Arianna

José Mendonça said...

The top shot is so yummy and the bottom one show us some great reflections.