Sunday, February 15, 2015

Funicular of Montenero

Funicular of Montenero, via del Governatore, Livorno
One of the two cars of the funicular of Montenero crossing Via del Governatore on a bridge.
Vintage postcard, funicular of Montenero, upper station, Livorno
The upper station and a car in a 1926 postcard.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Montenero - Sanctuary of Montenero - Villa Azzurra - Funicolare - Sagrato - Famedio - Piazza del Santuario
External links: Funicular (Wikipedia)
Search labels: postcard

15 comments:

Michelle said...

A nice contrast of the old and new with the photographs.

William Kendall said...

Terrific contrast. It's quite rare to see something like that here.

Jack said...

I didn't know Livorno has a funicular.

Randy said...

I agree with Michelle. It's great that it's still in use.

Arianna said...

Bellina...certo il confronto con la cartolina di "qualche" anno fa impressiona. Ciao, Arianna

Luis Gomez said...

Thanks VP. Lovely shot of the funicular.You don't see them around.

Gunn said...

Someone have done a good job on it for many many years. Looks nice.

cieldequimper said...

So it is still in working order. I need to come back to Livorno!

Halcyon said...

It's always fun to take a trip on the funicular! I love the red cars.

EG CameraGirl said...

Amazing that it's still in working order. I'm thinking Italians must take better care of their transportation systems than Canadians do. :)

Birdman said...

Lost of your 'lost' postcards deal with buildings. Amazing that this and the tracks survive.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Such a good way to get to the top :) I loved the concept of funiclar travel, I haven't seen one here in Oz, which doesn't mean there aren't any :)

Dina said...

What fun, I'd like to be in it.

Stefan Jansson said...

Nice comparison photos.

Babzy said...

nice funicular , interesting to compare :)