Sunday, February 1, 2015

February's Theme Day

Container ship Tommi Ritscher, IMO 9333371, port of Livorno
February's theme should be the answer to this question: “If you had to leave forever the city from which you usually post, what would you miss most?” A knee-jerk answer would be: “nothing”, but on a second thought I opted for my favorite spot at the entrance of the port. By the way, this is the 255-meter container ship “Tommi Ritscher”, escorted by the tugs “Alessandro Neri” and “C.te Contini”.


See also: The Looming Tower - Alessandro Neri
External links: Port of Livorno (Pinterest)
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25 comments:

Michelle said...

I like the vibrant color in this shot.

Jim said...

An interesting choice.

William Kendall said...

It's the sky that most appeals to me in this shot. I expect a number of people are going with a favourite spot sort of choice for this theme.

Randy said...

Marvelous shot.

Revrunner said...

Yep, I miss watching the boats going in and out of harbor of one of the cities where i previously lived.

Julie said...

I opted for my favourite spot on the water, too, VP.

Jack said...

The port, of course. And, as Michelle said before me, this particular scene has great color.

Taken For Granted said...

You have picked a ever changing, interesting place to see all the interesting ships sail past. Love the colors in this picture.

EG CameraGirl said...

Water seems to be important in many blogger's "I would miss most" posts! This photo has luscious colours, VP.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

Love your choice for the theme day. Well done!

Peter van den Besselaar said...

Beautiful clouds, cheers from Tilburg

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I understand this choice so well VP, the harbour really is the life line to a port city.. one of my fav pastimes also.

Dina said...

I'm so glad you reconsidered and didn't really say "nothing."
You are so lucky to have a port to watch. :)

Gunn said...

I am sooooooo pleased that your answer included a tug boat too:)

Luis Gomez said...

Great choice VP so many of your beautiful shots have been at the port.

carolann said...

Great choice. This would make a beautiful oil painting.

Great choice.

The complexity of all is awesome.

cieldequimper said...

I knew it would be something to do with the harbour...

Karl Demetz said...

Great scene, VP, I understand why you would miss this!

RedPat said...

Water seems to be the thing for many people!

Lowell said...

I don't know a lot about your city but I have always enjoyed and appreciated your photos of the port and the water and the ships...like this huge container ship!

Birdman said...

Who needs video games and cells when you have this scene.

Lois said...

I would never get tired of watching what goes on here. That ship is huge and I love the way the sky looks!

Babzy said...

You have here a permanent show ! :)

Julie said...

Here are three further suggestions, VP:

Sydney Harbour: A History" by Ian Hoskins (2009); "Colonial Ambitions: Foundations of Australian Democracy" by Peter Cochrane (2006); and, "The Colony: A History of Early Sydney" by Grace Karskens (2009.

You might also be interested in two novels by Thomas Keneally, "The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith" (1972), and "Bring Larks and Heroes" (1967).

I will copy this comment over onto your Livorno blog, too,

Halcyon said...

We would miss all of your harbour shots if you were gone too!