Monday, January 5, 2015

Marble Bench

Marble bench and fountain, Piazza Grande, Livorno
Our “Benches of Livorno” may not be the seminal work we touted, but it is useful to show you the new benches in Piazza Grande before their installation. Sadly, the new pavement already shows traces of used chewing gum spots, one of the many “plagues” that afflict our city.

See also: Benches of Livorno - A New Piazza Grande? - Works around the Cathedral

16 comments:

William Kendall said...

Such a contrast between the lovely bench and that pavement.

Here it tends to be cigarette remnants, as opposed to gum.

Revrunner said...

Chewing gum. . . arrgh!

Randy said...

Looks like one heavy bench.

Jack said...

I guess it is the fate of modern life that nothing stays pristine.

Lois Evensen said...

The bench is gorgeous.

Dina said...

Nothing says elegance like white marble.
I hate it when my shoes gets stuck to fresh gum.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's a beautiful bench VP, the chewing gum not so much.. a plague everywhere !

Luis Gomez said...

Very nice bench!

Gunn said...

It is pretty AND probably very very heavy!

EG CameraGirl said...

The bench seems almost like a table to me...a short one, I guess. People who spit out chewing gum ought to be made to clean it up!

Lowell said...

Looking at the thumbnail I thought it might be a bathtub! It is a lovely bench. And yes, gum is an awful blight - here, too! I hate the stuff!

Birdman said...

Ha. Many of us would survive the plagues of gum.

Stefan Jansson said...

They look very old, bummer about the "tuggummi".

RedPat said...

Gum is a plague everywhere!

cieldequimper said...

I think Jack is right...

José Mendonça said...

Chewing gum spots can ruin any place. People still have so much to learn.