Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Gate of the Parterre

Restored gate of the Parterre, Sandro Pertini park, viale Carducci, Livorno
The recently restored gate of the Parterre, now Sandro Pertini park. The pillar in background is what is left of a monumental fountain once placed at the corner of Via Garibaldi with Via Galilei. The statue on the top represents Hygieia, the goddess of health. On the body of the column we can find other symbols.

See also: Parterre - Caduceus - Mascaron Fountain
External links: Hygieia (Wikipedia)

11 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Thank you VP, this one very nice.

Lois said...

It is a beautiful gate. I love the color!

Kate said...

The gate is simple and elegant with a color to match his outstanding image.

Randy said...

Beautiful entrance.

William Kendall said...

The gate's colour certainly draws my attention.

Dina said...

The gate looks very nice. Does it slide to the side to open?
I remember learning about all those interesting symbols in your earlier post.

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful and well protected park.

Birdman said...

Does the public have access to this park? Gate locked?

VP said...

Birdman - Yes, when I took this picture it was late afternoon and the park was closed.

Arianna said...

Bello questo Parterre! Ciao, Arianna

José Mendonça said...

Beautiful gate and composition too!