Sunday, January 11, 2015

New and Old

Dogana d'acqua, new building, Livorno
We have already seen last month that the glass panes of the new Dogana d'acqua try to reproduce the likeness of the old building. You can check if the effect works, confronting the above image with the old postcard below.
Old postcard, Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, Livorno
Dogana d'acqua, Canale dei Navicelli, 1902

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Glass Panes - PIUSS - Scali Cerere Footbridge - Customs on the Water - Dogana d'acqua - Canale dei Navicelli - Leopoldine Walls
External links: Canale dei Navicelli (Wikipedia)
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14 comments:

William Kendall said...

It's certainly creative thinking, whoever came up with the idea.

Revrunner said...

The availability of postcards like this is amazing.

Randy said...

Nice to see the old and the new.

Jack said...

I give them credit for trying.

Gunn said...

You are a lucky person who have these old postcards.
Still lots of work to be done. Looks good.

Karl Demetz said...

I like the comparison with the old postcard.

Lowell said...

Pretty close, I'd say. Nothing like the real thing, though. But give them a star for trying! It's a beautiful building!

Luis Gomez said...

It looks very nice VP.

EG CameraGirl said...

I like the modern interpretation of the old building. And I really like being able to compare the new with the old.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If the restoration looks anything like the original when it's finished it will be brilliant VP.. loved the reflections in the photo you linked to.

Dina said...

Glass is glass and stone is stone. But it is such an interesting attempt to blend the two.

cieldequimper said...

Ah well... they tried. It doesn't look too bad.

Jim said...

That's such a great idea.

Stefan Jansson said...

I think they did a good job.