Monday, February 29, 2016

Church of the Dormition

Entrance of the Greek Orthodox Cemetery, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
The entrance of the Greek Orthodox Cemetery in Via Mastacchi.
Plaque, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
Church of the Dormition of Our Lady, Via Mastacchi, Livorno
The plaque outside the gate, in Greek and Italian, says: “Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, Archdiocese of Italy, church of the Dormition of Our Lady in Livorno.” The small church is barely visible from the outside.
(Photos taken last June)
See also: Old English Cemetery - New English Cemetery

Sunday, February 28, 2016


For most of us Tina Forrester was East Gwillimbury CameraGirl, a fellow blogger and photographer. Sadly, she died with her husband in a car accident a few days ago. We will miss her and her great pictures.
The light at Bond Head on Lake Ontario
(The light at Bond Head on Lake Ontario, by EG CameraGirl)

External links: East Gwillimbury CameraGirl - Obituary of Tina and Tom Forrester (Eye Candy)

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

Neptune's Trident

Neptune's trident, Via Goldoni, Livorno
This Neptune's trident was probably the sign of a fishmongers, now it's only a damaged mosaic in Via Goldoni.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Poor Old Walls!

Damaged walls, Via del Porto Mediceo, Livorno
It is not the first time that bush cutters are used to get rid of the weeds from the ancient walls of the Porto Mediceo.
Damaged walls, Via del Porto Mediceo, Livorno
The ground around is literally covered with fragments of the crushed old bricks.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Param Jamuna IV

Param Jamuna IV, port of Livorno
The “Param Jamuna IV” is a 48-meter yacht built in 2013 by Rossinavi in Viareggio.

External links: Rossinavi (Official website)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Monday, February 22, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

On Instagram

Last summer Instagram increased the size of its images to 1080 x 1080 pixels from the obsolete 640 x 640 pixels. It also began to allow the upload of photos that aren't square, lifting another annoying limit to this platform.
Moon, 30 August 2015, Livorno
I posted my first photo on IG in mid-November and went on using mostly, but not only, images from this blog. This explains a few square photos seen lately on LPD: this format, when not mandatory, may be an interesting option for both platforms. The ‘unsquare’ format has some limits (a 3:2 ratio for landscape and 4:5 for portrait) and you still have to use an Android or an iOS device with Instagram to upload the photos, but you can easily see them with any browser on any kind of operative system.
Sorry if I have bothered you with things you are already familiar with, but this is still a new world for me.

The ‘squares’: Via Calzabigi 66 - Classic Car for a Wedding - Strange Traffic Light - VF 1174
External links: Instagram (Wikipedia) - Livorno Daily Photo (on Instagram)

Saturday, February 20, 2016

In Black & White

Personal office of a real estate agent, Via Borra, Livorno
The personal office of a real estate agent in Via Borra.

Friday, February 19, 2016


Borgo Cappuccini, Livorno
The crew of the Borgo Cappuccini was already training in early January.

See also: Palio Marinaro - Palio Marinaro 2011 - Palio Marinaro 2012 - Palio Marinaro 2014
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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Francesca Neri

Tugboat Francesca Neri, IMO 9239290, port of Livorno
The tug “Francesca Neri” maneuvering inside the Porto Mediceo.

See also: CP 866 - Four Tugs - Liberty of the Seas - The Tug and the Sailboat - Zim Texas
Search labels: tug

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Many Oranges

Orange tree, Viale Petrarca, Livorno
Orange tree full of fruit, Viale Petrarca. (Photo taken last December)

Monday, February 15, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Palazzo San Sebastiano

Palazzo San Sebastiano, Livorno
The “Palazzo San Sebastiano” (Saint Sebastian building) was built in the late twenties of the last century, along with two other buildings, for the “Istituto Nazionale Immobiliare”.
Palazzo San Sebastiano, Livorno
Palazzo San Sebastiano, Livorno
The namesake Saint appears in a relief on a corner of the building, with above a curious obelisk of sorts.

See also: San Sebastiano - Fontana del Duomo - Palladian Flooring - Largo del Duomo - Via Grande and Largo Duomo

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

The Yellow Bike

Yellow bicycle, Via Cesare Battisti, Livorno
A “personalized” bicycle in Via Cesare Battisti.

Search labels: bicycle art
External links: Bicycle Art (Inspiration Green)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Corner Gym

Corner building with a gym, Via Ernesto Rossi, Livorno
A corner building, between Via delle Bandiere and Via Ernesto Rossi, which holds a gym for a nearby school.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016


Tanker Martina, IMO 9143439, port of Livorno
A view of the stern of the “Martina”, a 125-meter tanker.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Black Redstart

Black redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros), Piazza Fratelli Rosselli, Livorno
I saw this black redstart in Piazza Fratelli Rosselli. I was able to identify it only with the help of my friend Stefano.

External links: Black redstart (Wikipedia)

Monday, February 8, 2016

A Chimera

Chimera, Piazza del Municipio, Livorno
According to Greek mythology, the Chimera was a monstrous fire-breathing hybrid creature composed of the parts of more than one animal. It is usually depicted as a lion, with the head of a goat arising from its back, and a tail with a snake's head. Ours is huge, and it is on the facade of a building in Piazza del Municipio.

External links: Chimera (Wikipedia)
See also: Everyday Chimera - Piazza del Municipio

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Piazza Cavour 1902

Piazza Cavour, Livorno
Piazza Cavour last June.
Vintage postcard, Piazza Cavour, Livorno
Piazza Cavour in a 1902 postcard.

(Postcard digitized from the collection of Antonio Cantelli)

See also: Piazza Cavour - Cavour
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Saturday, February 6, 2016

The 1849 Cannon

Old cannon, Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
This old cannon is placed on an embankment of the Fortezza Nuova and it is pointed towards Porta San Marco (Saint Mark's Gate), in memory of the defense of the city against the Austrian troops in 1849.

See also: Fortezza Nuova - Porta San Marco - The Austrians Are Coming
Search labels: Fortezza Nuova

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Customs Building

Former Customs building, Piazza dell'Arsenale, Livorno
Piazza dell'Arsenale: former Customs building, built in 1874.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

VF 1174

Fireboat VF 1174, port of Livorno
Darsena Vecchia (Old Harbor): the 28-meter fireboat “VF 1174”, built in 1999 at the F.lli Giacalone shipyard in Mazara del Vallo.

See also: Old Harbor - View on the Old Harbor

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


Iris, Via Corazzi, Livorno
A gorgeous iris in Via Corazzi. (Photo taken last August)

External links: Iris (Wikipedia)
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