Friday, December 19, 2014

A Tree, at Last

Christmas tree, piazza Grande, Livorno
We have a Christmas tree, at last! It was set up without using public funds, thanks to a pool of local entrepreneurs.
Christmas tree, piazza Grande, Livorno
In the past days someone had already placed there a smaller tree, decorated with plastic plates: each one of them bears the name of a problem still “on the plate” for Livorno.

See also: The Pisan Tree

15 comments:

Revrunner said...

Would it surprise you if I said I like the second tree best? :-)

Lowell said...

I like them both but have more affection for the 2nd, less-imposing tree with the messages for the people and the politicians!

Michelle said...

I also like them both. The second one has much more to say...both literally and figuratively.

Jack said...

Personally, I like the first one best. It is beautiful. Compliments to the business people who funded it.

The second one is OK as a small protest, but it doesn't inspire any pride.

Randy said...

I prefer the little one. The big one does have nice lights.

William Kendall said...

It's a bit sad that business people have to step up and do what the city should have automatically done.

Dina said...

Brilliant!

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful Christmas tree, you complained too soon... :-)
I like your night shot, VP !

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful tree, and great people to bring that together....hope those issues get solved on the little tree!

Birdman said...

The public has a mighty 'sword' when pushed into a corner.

Luis Gomez said...

Well, you have one. But it is very sad that the city is going through all this problems.

cieldequimper said...

The smaller one is sad but the big one is beautiful and happy and joyful and oh I love it!

Arianna said...

Il primo è bello, il secondo la dice lunga! Ciao, Arianna

Gunn said...

I am so pleased LIVORNO got a beautiful Christmas tree!
The first one is wonderful.
The second one is a reminder of things to work for in the next year / the next budget.

Happy weekend!

Stefan Jansson said...

I had a feeling something like this would happen. Nice photo of the tree.