Sunday, March 29, 2015

La Darsena Vecchia

Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
The Fortezza Vecchia beyond the water of the Old Harbor, also called Pamiglione. From the left we see the bastion of Canaviglia, with the Palazzo di Francesco on top, the Molo del Soccorso and the imposing Mastio di Matilde.
Vintage postcard, Fortezza Vecchia, Livorno
Part of the same view in a 1900 postcard.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Fortezza Vecchia - Canaviglia - Palazzo di Francesco - Molo del Soccorso - Mastio di Matilde - Pamiglione - Old Harbor
Search labels: postcard - Fortezza Vecchia

14 comments:

Revrunner said...

115 years from now, I can almost guarantee you that nothing here will look the same. In fact, you probably would not recognize it as the same place.

Randy said...

Still looks amazing.

Halcyon said...

It has not changed so much. I like the watery reflections.

Luis Gomez said...

I have always enjoyed these postcards VP.

Gunn said...

Interesting to see old postcards and what it looks like so many years later.
Perfect day for walks.
HAPPY EASTER!

Birdman said...

Looks to be holding up quite well. Let's go for another 100!

cieldequimper said...

Makes me want to go right back to Livorno!!!

William Kendall said...

An impressive structure!

EG CameraGirl said...

It's still in great shape and looks very much the way it did 115 years ago. The reflection is a a stunner.

RedPat said...

Cool to see the view in the old postcard!

Fotolosopher said...

It looks very formidable and imposing - all of it. It's wonderful to see that it hasn't changed all that much over the years.

Most importantly, you have provided a very beautiful photograph with great colors, a wonderful sky and even reflections!

Karl Demetz said...

Great and vivid image, VP !
Like the comparison with the old postcard.

Babzy said...

Interesting to see both images :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Formidable is exactly the right word to describe this structure VP and I think it will still be there for years to come.. j'adore the old postcard.