Sunday, April 5, 2015

Hotel Palazzo

Grand Hotel Palazzo, Viale Italia, Livorno
The magnificent Grand Hotel Palazzo, practically in front of the Terrazza Mascagni.
Vintage postcard, Palace Hôtel, Livourne, Livorno
A quite fantastic representation of the same hotel in a 1906 postcard.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Grand Hotel Palazzo - Terrazza Mascagni
External links: Grand Hotel Palazzo (Official website)
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18 comments:

Jack said...

Beautiful. Other than a change of color, it doesn't look like there has been a big change.

Randy said...

Still beautiful.

Gunn said...

Looks very pretty and elegant! In the old days Norwegian families could not afford to go to Italy, but artists and writers, like Sigrid Undset and Henrik Ibsen went there and got inspirations.....

Dina said...

Either way you look at it, a beautiful hotel.

EG CameraGirl said...

There are only a few insignificant differences between the two photos, I wonder if there are many differences inside.

VP said...

The old postcard is a drawing, not a photo...

Lois Evensen said...

How terrific! I just love your comparisons. Happy Easter!

José Mendonça said...

Grand and beautiful (and it's not a model like The Grand Budapest Hotel! :-) )...

Fotolosopher said...

Wow! What a stunning building. I think, should I ever come to Livorno, I would like to stay there!

cieldequimper said...

Not much change, it looks so grand!

Joyeuse soirée de Pâques ! :-)

RedPat said...

I love seeing the old postcard beside your pic!

Bergson said...

an impressive building

Arianna said...

Che splendore...ciao, Arianna

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Stunning then and equally so now VP.. You find the best vintage postcards.

William Kendall said...

It is a beauty.

Karl Demetz said...

A great looking building !

Babzy said...

still beautiful ! :)

Stefan Jansson said...

Another great comparison post.