Sunday, September 27, 2015

Church of San Benedetto

Church of San Benedetto, Piazza XX Settembre, Livorno
Inside the church of San Benedetto there is still the organ used by the young Pietro Mascagni to practice music.
Old postcard, church of San Benedetto, Piazza XX Settembre, Livorno
In this postcard of the first years of the last century we can see that there were much less cars around.
(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: San Benedetto - Budded Crosses - Mascagni's Organ - Four Angels
External links: Pietro Mascagni (Wikipedia)
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12 comments:

Revrunner said...

Ha! Noticed the lack of cars. Better that way, I think.

Mo said...

Nice that it hasn't changed

Antonio Torres Márquez said...

Siempre estupendas las fotos que nos dejas.

Saludos.

Sharon Anck said...

I love the comparison between the post card and your photo.

José Mendonça said...

It doesn't look like a church. How interesting!

Lowell said...

This is so interesting. The building looks essentially the same. And to imagine that organ is still functioning! It does look better without the cars...I agree!

William Kendall said...

It reminds me more of a bank or a library.

RedPat said...

Much better without the cars!

EG CameraGirl said...

It looks better now than it did when the postcard was printed!

Dina said...

I guess having an organ proves it's a church. Otherwise I'd never recognize the building as such.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Yes less cars but otherwise almost exactly the same VP, love that it's being looked after so well.

Jack said...

Interesting. It looks more like a bank than a church.