Thursday, March 31, 2016

Piazza Colonnella

Fanlight window, Piazza Colonnella, Livorno
Quite elaborate ironwork on a fanlight window in Piazza Colonnella.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

MSC Regina

Container ship MSC Regina, IMO 9202651, tugboat Francesca Neri, IMO 9239290, port of Livorno
The 260-meter container ship “MSC Regina” and the tugboat “Francesca Neri”.

See also: Francesca Neri
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

The Square Tower

Fortezza Vecchia, Old Fortress, Livorno
The oldest part of the “Fortezza Vecchia” is the “Torre Quadrata” (Square Tower), which once guarded the Pisan port, its lower part still visible now. The round tower known as “Mastio di Matilde” (Matilda's Keep) was built after 1241 or even later. Matilda of Tuscany died in 1115, so the attribution is obviously wrong. Since the second half of the 14th century the two towers were surrounded by by a wall called “Quadratura dei Pisani” (Pisans' Square Fort).
(Already posted on Instagram)
External links: Matilda of Tuscany (Wikipedia)
See also: Fortezza Vecchia - Piazza dei Grani - Scalo Regio - Porta del Duca - Cortile d'Arme - Capitana - Ampolletta - Molo del Soccorso - Canaviglia - Palazzo di Francesco - Mastio di Matilde - From the Top
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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Via Forte dei Cavalleggeri

A building at the corner of Viale Italia with Via Forte dei Cavalleggeri, Livorno
A corner building between Viale Italia and Via Forte dei Cavalleggeri.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Our Lady of the Wires

Madonna and child (with electrical wires), corner of Via Fagiuoli with Via Maggi, Livorno
Madonna and child (with electrical wires), corner of Via Fagiuoli with Via Maggi.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ice Lady

Ice Lady, IMO 8876558, port of Livorno
The 43-meter “Ice Lady” was built in 1959 as an icebreaker for the Norwegian Coast Guard. In September 2001 she was rebuilt for adventure cruising in the Patagonian and Antarctic Peninsula regions.

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

White Wagtail

White wagtail, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
A white wagtail on a jetty inside the Porto Mediceo. (Already posted on Instagram)

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Monday, March 21, 2016


Obelisk, Palazzo San Sebastiano, Largo del Duomo, Livorno
One of the two small obelisks decorating the loggia of Palazzo San Sebastiano, in Largo del Duomo.

See also: Palazzo San Sebastiano

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Customs Administration

Building of the Customs Administration, piazza dell'Arsenale, Livorno
Building of the Customs Administration, piazza dell'Arsenale. (Already posted on Instagram)

Saturday, March 19, 2016


Congress of geckos on a balcony, Via Ernesto Rossi, Livorno
A congress of geckos on a balcony in Via Ernesto Rossi.

Friday, March 18, 2016

The Red Vespa

Red Vespa, Via del Fagiano, Livorno
A red Vespa in Via del Fagiano. By the way, today we are celebrating, with “Still Water”, our 3000th post on DPS.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Grande Roma

Ro-Ro Grande Roma, IMO 9247936, tugboat Alfredo Neri, IMO 9207106, pilot boat LI9813, port of Livorno
The Ro-Ro “Grande Roma”, the tugboat “Alfredo Neri”, and a pilot boat in foreground.

External links: Roll-on/roll-off (Wikipedia)
See also: Alfredo Neri
Search labels: pilot - tug

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Monday, March 14, 2016

The Dockworker's Building

Palazzo del Portuale, Dockworker's Building, Livorno
The “Palazzo del Portuale” (Dockworker's Building) was built in the late 1950s on a project by the architect Giovanni Salghetti Drioli.

Sunday, March 13, 2016


Yacht Club Livorno, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
The jetties of the Yacht Club Livorno, seen from Via del Molo Mediceo.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

A Shining Butterfly

Butterfly in a shop window, Via Grande, Livorno
A shining butterfly in a shop window, in Via Grande. (Photo taken last November)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Giant Bicycles

Giant bicycle, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
“In 1995, Giant designed the first sloping bicycle, featuring a smaller rear triangle and sloping top tube. The tighter chainstay-seatstay configuration is said to be inherently stiffer than a more conventional frame design, and because less material is used, the Compact Road design is also said to be lighter. Add to that more responsive cornering and improved acceleration, as well as improved aerodynamics, and the Giant design became much imitated.” (Giant Bicycles, Wikipedia)

External links: Giant Bicycles (Wikipedia) - Bicycle Art (Inspiration Green)
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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Green Roofs

Green roofs, Porta a Mare, Livorno
The green roofs of the new buildings at Porta a Mare (Gate to the Sea).

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Mediterranean Mooring

Ferry Liburna, IMO 8706727, port of Livorno
The ferry “Liburna” at the ‘Andana degli Anelli’. An ‘andana’ is a quay where the ships are moored in what is called Mediterranean-style.

External link: What is Mediterranean Mooring of Ships? (MarineInsight )
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Tuesday, March 8, 2016

On a Fence

Hooded crow on a fence, Porto Mediceo, Livorno
A hooded crow on a fence inside the Porto Mediceo. (Already posted on Instagram)

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Saturday, March 5, 2016


#Livorno - 
Head of Minerva with owl, Benci elementary school, Scali degli Olandesi, Livorno
Head of of the goddess Minerva (with owl) above the main entrance of the Antonio Benci elementary school, Scali degli Olandesi. (Already posted on Instagram)

See also: Antonio Benci School - Benci Panorama

Friday, March 4, 2016

Outlaw Tattoo Studio

Outlaw Tattoo Studio, Via Sardi, Livorno
Sticker on a traffic sign publicizing the Outlaw Tattoo Studio, Via Sardi.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Via Goldoni

Corner building between Via Goldoni and Via Maggi, Livorno
Corner building between Via Goldoni and Via Maggi. (Also posted on Instagram)

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Wednesday, March 2, 2016


Container ship Allegro, IMO 9246554, port of Livorno
The 134-meter container ship “Allegro” leaving the port of Livorno.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016