Monday, April 27, 2015

The Reliefs in the Council

City Council Chamber, Town Hall, Livorno
We have already seen the eight busts decorating our Council Chamber. Here are now four bas-reliefs, placed on the walls just above the busts, illustrating the history of our city.
City Council Chamber, Town Hall, Livorno
Looking from the public area we have on the left “Livorno nella leggenda” (Livorno in legend).
City Council Chamber, Town Hall, Livorno
On the right we can see “Livorno all'epoca della contessa Matilde” (Livorno at the time of the countess Matilda).
City Council Chamber, Town Hall, Livorno
Opposite we have on the left “Livorno venduta dai genovesi ai fiorentini” (Livorno sold by Genoa to Florence).
City Council Chamber, Town Hall, Livorno
On the right we can see “Livorno Medicea” (Medicean Livorno).

See also: Town Hall - Footbridge with a View - City Council - The Busts in the Council

17 comments:

Revrunner said...

Actually, that chandelier isn't too shabby either. :-)

Michelle said...

very nice reliefs

Denton Harryman said...

very nice

Randy said...

I agree about the chandelier. It was the first thing I noticed.

Luis Gomez said...

These are just gorgeous VP. Nice Council Chamber.

Jack said...

It is a good thing that the city fathers (and mothers) respect the city's history enough to include these bas reliefs.

Dina said...

They are beautiful. And just the titles point to such a full history.

Halcyon said...

So much detail.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

They are fantastic VP, so many historic details in the council chambers.

Karl Demetz said...

Beautiful bas-reliefs, they tell a story.

Birdman said...

Love these. Yes, quite a story.

William Kendall said...

The reliefs are beautifully done, and I really like that council chamber.

Fotolosopher said...

They are beautiful and most interesting. Livorno has a fascinating history.

RedPat said...

These are lovely, VP!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nicely captured! I can see the texture!

Gunn said...

Beautiful.

José Mendonça said...

Great post, VP!