Thursday, June 30, 2016

Group Photo

Chimneys, Piazza Benamozegh, Livorno
A “family” of chimneys, seen from Piazza Benamozegh.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

MSC Cadiz

Container ship MSC Cadiz, IMO 9480203, tugboat CTE Contini, Livorno
The 270-meter container ship “MSC Cadiz” is entering the port assisted by the tug “CTE Contini”.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, Via Solferino, Livorno
A beautiful flower in Via Solferino.

External links: Hibiscus rosa-sinensis (Wikipedia)
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Monday, June 27, 2016

The Abandoned Anchor

Via del Molo Mediceo, Livorno
It was probably intended as a sign of sorts, but weeds never rest.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

ITIS Galileo Galilei

ITIS Galileo Galilei, Via Galilei, Livorno
Many still call it ITI (Industrial Technical Institute), without the recently added ‘S’.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

From my Terrace

A tourist boat on the Fosso Reale, Livorno
A tourist boat on the Fosso Reale. Taken from my terrace, in the late afternoon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Commandant Ducuing

Commandant Ducuing F 795, port of Livorno
The ship “Commandant Ducuing” (F 795) is an A69 type aviso of the D'Estienne d'Orves-class of the French Navy.

External links: Aviso - D'Estienne d'Orves-class aviso (Wikipedia)

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Green & Yellow

Green balcony, yellow facade, Via Ernesto Rossi, Livorno
Green balcony, yellow facade in Via Ernesto Rossi. (Already posted on Instagram)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

Wednesday, June 15, 2016


Oil products tanker Elba, IMO 9487744, port of Livorno
The 72-meter oil tanker “Elba”, built in 2009 by Omega Shipping in their shipyard in Cide, Turkey.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Orange Lily

Orange lily, lilium bulbiferum, Viale Marconi, Livorno
An orange lily in Viale Marconi. (Already posted on Instagram)

External links: Lilium bulbiferum (Wikipedia)
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Monday, June 13, 2016


Two chimneys, Via delle Cateratte, Livorno
These two 60-meter tall chimneys in Via delle Cateratte are all that is left of the Vetreria Borma (Borma Glass Factory).

See also: Two Chimneys

Sunday, June 12, 2016

The Lift of Castelletto

Lift of Castelletto, Genova
The lift of Castelletto, in Genoa, so much loved by the Livornese poet Giorgio Caproni.

“Quando mi sarĂ² deciso d'andarci, in paradiso
ci andrĂ² con l'ascensore di Castelletto”
(When I decide to go to heaven,
I’ll take the Castelletto lift)
(Giorgio Caproni, L'ascensore)

External links: Giorgio Caproni (Wikipedia)

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Bronze Sea Monster

Fountain with sea monsters by Pietro Tacca, copy, Piazza Colonnella, Livorno
Detail of one of the fountains with sea monsters by Pietro Tacca, in Piazza Colonnella.
(Already posted on Instagram)

See also: Sea Monsters - Sea Monster
External links: Pietro Tacca (Wikipedia)

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Ocean Fortune & Cdry White

Ocean Fortune IMO 9512434, Cdry White IMO 9365506, port of Livorno
The 116-meter “Ocean Fortune” and the 108-meter “Cdry White”, both general cargo ships. These multi-purpose vessels are designed to handle and stow a variety of freight, and are often equipped with their own cranes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Giovanni Fattori

Model of the statue of Giovanni Fattori by Valmore Gemignani, Palazzo Pitti, Florence
If you happen to visit the Gallery of Modern Art at Palazzo Pitti, in Florence, you can see in a room corner the small bronze model of the “Ritratto di Giovanni Fattori” (Portrait of Giovanni Fattori) by Valmore Gemignani, actually in a small square off Piazza della Repubblica.

See also: Portrait of Giovanni Fattori - Fattori in Florence - Piazza della Repubblica.
External links: Gallery of Modern Art - Palazzo Pitti (Wikipedia)

Saturday, June 4, 2016


The upper part of this corner building between Via Dario Cassuto and Via Eugenio Sansoni looks like a modern castle of sorts, with a king gull sitting on its top... (Already posted on Instagram)

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mega Express Five

Pilotina Uno and ferry Mega Express Five, IMO 9035101, port of Livorno
With the ferry “Mega Express Five” almost outside the port, the pilot is climbing down the rope ladder to go back on his “Pilotina Uno” (Pilot Boat One).

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