Monday, February 23, 2015

Two Cannons

Small dry dock, port of Livorno
We have already seen our small dry dock at work and how it is closed by a caisson. What we haven't noticed before is that two old cannons were recycled on its sides as bollards.
Old cannon used as bollard, small dry dock, port of Livorno
Old cannon used as bollard, small dry dock, port of Livorno
We saw other cannons near the North Lighthouse and we will see a few more around the Porto Mediceo.

See also: Dry Dock - Numptia - Caisson - The North Lighthouse

16 comments:

Revrunner said...

Cool!

William Kendall said...

Unexpected and quite a different use!

Michelle said...

I like that top pic. Nice color in the city landscape.

Randy said...

Very cool.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice catch!

Dina said...

Such a novel reuse of canons!
The rusting one could be your picture for next City Daily Photo Theme Day on Ageing.

Karl Demetz said...

Are these real old cannons or imitations?

Halcyon said...

Reuse and recycle!

Birdman said...

I'm thinking lighthouses today too. Recycling cannons. Who would have thunk it. ha!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Recycling at it's best VP.. One has been in use here much longer than the other :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Fascinating and creative recycling!

Mo said...

What a fabulous place for a photographer

cieldequimper said...

Perfect recycling op!

RedPat said...

A good use for an old cannon!

Jack said...

Fascinating. That is a good use of old cannons.

Arianna said...

Da cannone a bitta...bella la prima foto! Ciao, Arianna