Wednesday, August 31, 2016

S/Y Chaplin

Yacht a vela, Chaplin, porto di Livorno
The “Chaplin”, one of the sailing yachts of the Sport Velico Marina Militare (Navy Sailing Sport), with the training ship “Amerigo Vespucci” in background.

See also: Amerigo Vespucci - #Vespucci85 - Stern Balcony - Vespucci amidst Chains
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Rusty Coat of Arms

Lo stemma di Livorno sul cancello d'ingresso della scuola elementare Micheli, Livorno
The (a bit rusty) coat of arms of Livorno on the entrance gate of the Micheli elementary school.
(Already posted on Instagram)
See also: Giuseppe Micheli School

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

The Tug and the Ferry

Statue of Our Lady of the Peoples, tug Francesca Nari, ferry SArdinia Regina, port of Livorno
The statue of the “Madonna dei Popoli” (Our Lady of the Peoples), the tug “Francesca Neri” and the ferry “Sardinia Regina”, already outside the port.

See also: Madonna dei Popoli - Francesca Neri - Sardinia Regina
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Canna indica

Canna indica, Via San Gaetano, Livorno
Via San Gaetano: a flower of Canna indica, commonly known as Indian shot. (Already posted on Instagram)

External links: Canna indica (Wikipedia)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Cast Iron Vault

The cast iron vault of Saint Mark's Gate, Livorno
The cast iron vault of Porta San Marco (Saint Mark's Gate). This structure, built by the architect Carlo Reishammer in 1840, is the only gate still standing after the demolition the Leopoldine Walls. (Already posted on Instagram)

See also: Porta San Marco

Friday, August 19, 2016

Weeds and Bicycles

Weeds growing through bicycles, Via delle Colline, Livorno
Weeds and bicycles in Via delle Colline.

External links: Bicycle Art (Inspiration Green)
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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Artificial Grotto

Artificial grotto, Villa Fabbricotti, Livorno
The artificial grotto in the park of Villa Fabbricotti: contless generations of young Livornesi have played here, your truly included. (Already posted on Instagram)

See also: Villa Fabbricotti

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Matt Dillon

Matt Dillon, Bar Minerva, Livorno
Last Wednesday the actor Matt Dillon was sitting at a bar in Piazza del Municipio with the wine expert James Suckling: they were going to visit the island of Gorgona.

See also: Gorgona's Wine
External links: Matt Dillon - James Suckling (Wikipedia)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Al Bottegone

The rolling shutter of the Bottegone (Big Shop), Livorno
The rolling shutter of the “Bottegone” (Big Shop) in Via Demi.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Luisa Neri

Tugboat Luisa Neri, IMO 9695597, port of Livorno
We do not know much of the “Luisa Neri”: a new tug in port? (Photo taken last June)

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Monday, August 8, 2016

The Bridge of the Fortress

Fortezza Nuova, via Borra, Scali della Fortezza Nuova, Livorno
The Fortezza Nuova (New Fortress) seen from the small bridge at the entrance. Fortezza Nuova means New Fortress, where “new” means the year 1604. It was partly demolished in the 17th Century to make room for the new quarter of Venezia (Venice). The fortress is still completely surrounded by water and it is now a public park.
(Already posted on Instagram)
See also: Fortezza Nuova
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Sunday, August 7, 2016

On Patrol

Moto d'acqua della Polizia di Stato, Porto Mediceo
A couple of PWCs (Personal Water Craft) of the Polizia di Stato (State Police) patrolling the port.
(Already posted on Instagram)

See also: PWC

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Detail of the Lighthouse

Fanale dei Pisani, Pisans' Lighthouse, port of Livorno
Detail of the 52-meter tall “Fanale dei Pisani” (Pisans' Lighthouse), built in 1305, blown up in 1944, rebuilt in 1956.
(Already posted on Instagram)

See also: The Lighthouse

Friday, August 5, 2016

Abandoned Bicycle

Abandoned bicycle, Scali Saffi, Livorno
Abandoned (?) bicycle, Scali Saffi.

External links: Bicycle Art (Inspiration Green)
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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Palazzo Huigens

Palazzo Huigens, via Borra, Livorno
The inner courtyard of Palazzo Huigens in Via Borra. (Already posted on Instagram)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016


Ferry Sardinia Regina, IMO 7205910, port of Livorno
The ferry “Sardinia Regina” maneuvering inside the Porto Mediceo. (Already posted on Instagram)

See also: Sardinia Regina - Corsica Vittoria
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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Cactus Flowers

Prickly pear flowers, via della Cinta Esterna, Livorno
Prickly pear flowers in Via della Cinta Esterna.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Winged Mermaid

Winged mermaid by Enrico Bacci, Via di Collinaia, Livorno
Winged mermaid by Enrico Bacci on the corner of a building in Via di Collinaia.