Sunday, February 8, 2015

Piazza delle Carrozze

Funicular of Montenero, piazza delle Carrozze, Livorno
The lower terminus of the funicular of Montenero in Piazza delle Carrozze.
Vintage postcard, Funicular of Montenero, piazza delle Carrozze, Livorno
The same building in a 1915 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:

Revrunner said...

Interesting changes to that clock tower.

Lowell said...

So glad this was kept up and it looks very well cared for...it's beautiful building. I'm amazed at how it's fundamentally the same structure as it was in 1915.

William Kendall said...

The building has been well taken care of!

Randy said...

It's still very nice. I like that little white car too.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love to see the comparisons of then and now VP, looks like mainly cosmetic changes here.

Dina said...

And now the funicular is powered by solar panels, you say? That's pretty cool!

Karl Demetz said...

A cute building.
I like the comparison with the old postcard.

Luis Gomez said...

So interesting VP.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...


Love the way the shell of the building stays the same and the items around it (clock, phone booth, car, signage) change. Wonder what it will look like in another 100 years. I'll never know, hah!

Janis
GDP

EG CameraGirl said...

I can see a few changes over the years but basically the building is very much the same on the outside. It's nice to see someone has cared to keep it in good condition.

Birdman said...

It has weathered the years well.

Arianna said...

Tutti quei cartelli e la cabina telefonica imbruttiscono parecchio :( la costruzione รจ veramente carina e originale! Ciao, Arianna

cieldequimper said...

Is it still in working order?

Jack said...

It hasn't changed much except for something at the top of the tower, which I can't make out.

Stefan Jansson said...

Lots of changes here.