Sunday, July 5, 2015

Piazza del Cisternone

The church of Sant'Andrea, Livorno
The church of Sant'Andrea (Saint Andrew) in a photo taken last June.
Old postcard of the church of Sant'Andrea, Livorno
The same church in a 1907 postcard.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Sant'Andrea - Sant'Andrea's Bell Tower - Cisternone
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17 comments:

Revrunner said...

Ah, so some things HAVE changed over the years in Livorno--the stained glass window over the front doork for instance. :-)

Lowell said...

This is wonderful...almost no difference of any consequence in 109 years! Even the tower looks the same!

Marleen said...

Apart from the traffic I wouldn't have guessed that there are more than 100 years between both images.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Dina said...

I find it comforting that some things can be left as they are for over a hundred years.

William Kendall said...

A few odd details that are different, but the place endures through time!

José Mendonça said...

Almost exactly the same. Love the soft colours of the buildings.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

I love postcard shots. Maybe we should make that a CDP theme day! Also, agree with Dina!

Janis
GDP

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Absolutely brilliant VP, it's very reassuring when things stay the same over the years!

Taken For Granted said...

Always love your contemporary photos to compare to historic post cards. Fun looking at similarities and differences.

Halcyon said...

Not many differences. But it seems the window is new. Your photo has some sort of design in it, which makes it look like an eye.

RedPat said...

Almost exactly the same! Nice to see!

cieldequimper said...

The trees have grown... That's it...

EG CameraGirl said...

Your photo is amazingly similar to the postcard!

Jack said...

It hasn't changed much, except for the cars.

Randy said...

Love the color.

Karl Demetz said...

I like these comparisons, VP !
Not much has changed.