Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Decay at San Marco

Degrado a Porta San Marco, Livorno
People keep talking about promotion of tourism as part of local economic development, but a look at the sorry state of Porta San Marco (Saint Mark Gate) and of many other historical landmarks is not encouraging.

See also: San Marco - Enrico Bartelloni - New English Cemetery - Lion of Saint Mark - Porta San Marco
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15 comments:

Lois said...

Too bad. It could be very nice with a little work.

William Kendall said...

Boy, is that sad to see.

Luis Gomez said...

It is always sad to see this kind of things VP when it could be so beautiful.

Randy said...

It needs a little love.

Dina said...

Oi, there must be a better way of getting these things done.

Karl Demetz said...

Not encouraging indeed ! They don't know what they are losing...

Taken For Granted said...

Don't think tourists mind seeing old walls and gates even if they are in poor condition. They go to see the Great Wall of China and most of that is a ruin. Interesting photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's not even so much the decaying buildings VP, it's the tagging that makes things look so much worse. I can't understand why people feel the need to do this.

EG CameraGirl said...

I agree with Grace that the tagging is the most discouraging part.

cieldequimper said...

Hopefully, in time... On the other hand, decay has its photographic advantages...

RedPat said...

It needs some care, VP!

Tanya Breese said...

tourism always show the pretty sites, not the reality

Tanya Breese said...

tourism always show the pretty sites, not the reality

José Mendonça said...

Still charming!

Stefan Jansson said...

I can understand why the taggers did what they did. If the place was in better shape they would probably not tag it.