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
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13 comments:

William Kendall said...

These tend to be few and far between here outside of museums. Good setting though!

Revrunner said...

Can you just imagine the noise this thing would have made? :-)

Lois said...

It is in very good shape!

Lowell said...

This looks almost new and quite deadly! Very fine composition.

Dina said...

This is a nice shot (no pun). I'd rather not be on the cannon's other end.

Taken For Granted said...

Let us hope that the need for canons remains in centuries past. It make for a great photographic image however.

Sharon Anck said...

It looks like it's aimed right up that street.

Karl Demetz said...

Looks well preserved !

RedPat said...

It looks like it is aimed well!

cieldequimper said...

Oh brilliant perspective!

Jack said...

It is aimed back at the city? "We have met the enemy and he is us."

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Super composition VP. I missed the cannon fire at Kings Park by about 5 minutes on Australia Day unfortunately.

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like it could still do some real damage if someone had some canon balls and gun powder!