Monday, 5 May 2014

Le retour d'Italie

VDP is back with a few (well, a lot) of photos of Florence and... and... yes, at last, Livorno! It was a beautiful day spent in delicious company with fellow bloggers VP and Trillian of Livorno Daily Photo whom VDP had only seen in Paris and Versailles until now. We also met in Florence (see here and here!) Above, the Italian navy vessel Italia.

VDP est de retour avec quelques (à vrai dire beaucoup) de photos de Florence et... oui, oui, enfin de Livourne ! Ce fut une très belle journée passée en la délicieuse compagnie des blogueurs VP et Trillian de Livorno Daily Photo que VDP a vus à Paris et Versailles à plusieurs reprises et également rencontrés à Florence (voir ici et !) Ci-dessus, le très beau navire-école "Italia" de la marine italienne, à quai à Livourne.
Livorno is a huge harbour...

Livourne est un très gros port...
 ...where the beautiful terrazza Mascagni offers a gorgeous view on the Mediterranean sea (and the prison island of Gorgona).

...où la terrasse Mascagni sur le front de mer offre une vue magnifique de la Méditerranée (et au loin, l'île prison de Gorgone).
What better place than a lovely pontoon in Venezia quarter for a drink amongst bloggers? 

Quoi de mieux qu'un petit ponton du quartier dit "Venise" pour un verre entre blogueurs ?
Click here to see LDP's post with almost the same photo from the other side of the table!

Cliquez ici pour voir le billet de LDP avec quasiment la même photo prise de l'autre côté de la table!
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Florence of course is incredibly beautiful.

Florence, bien sûr, est incroyablement belle.
The XIVth century mosaic baptistery vault. The baptistery itself was constructed between 1059 and 1128.

La voûte du baptistère Saint-Jean, décorée de mosaïques au XIVè siècle. Le baptistère lui-même a été construit entre 1059 et 1128.
The Duomo (cathedral), Santa Maria del Fiore with just visible, Brunelleschi's XVth century architectural feat, the dome.
 La cathédrale Santa Maria del Fiore, avec juste visible le dôme de Brunelleschi, chef-d'oeuvre d'architecture du XVè siècle.

 Michelangelo's Duomo Pietà and his tomb inside Santa Croce basilica.
La pietà du dôme de Michel Ange et son tombeau dans la basilique Santa Croce.
Giotto masterwork inside the same basilica...

Chef-d’œuvre de Giotto dans la même basilique...

The Ponte Vecchio, of course...

Bien sûr, le Ponte Vecchio...

Gelateria dei Neri ice cream and mobile florist!

Glaces de la gelateria dei Neri et fleuriste mobile !

Oltrarno scenes (other side of the Arno river).

Scènes de l'Oltrarno (rive gauche de l'Arno).
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Sorry for this frightfully long post, back to Versailles tomorrow!

Désolée pour ce très long billet, retour à Versailles demain !

27 comments:

VP said...

What a surprise: I see a lot of Tuscany here, and some very familiar places!

Lois said...

Beautiful photos! I did see LDP's post from the other side of the table already. So glad you had such a good time!

Sylvia K said...

What terrific captures, Ciel!! The next best thing to being there and I do wish I could be there!! It does look as though you had a wonderful time and what an incredible place it is!! Thanks for sharing!!

Revrunner said...

Like drinking from a fire hose! :-)

Michelle said...

Wish I could have been there for a visit as well! What beautiful captures!

Kate said...

What a wonderful trip with breathtaking sights and very cool photos!

William Kendall said...

Gorgeous, stunning shots, Ciel! I'm envious!

Randy said...

Great shots. Looks like you had a nice visit, well most of it.

Jack said...

I have never been to Livorno, but I have been to Florence several times. You can show photos of Florence any time you want!

Thérèse said...

Quel voyage! On pourrait vivre du detail de chaque photo pendant des semaines... Le tout couronne de rencontres, que demander de plus?

Small City Scenes said...

So many pictures and all so beautiful. Cannot ic a favorite. So glad you got to visit with VP and Trillian. what fun. I hope you are feeling a bit better. MB

Dina said...

So many treasures you saw and so many treasured memories you now have.

Let's face it, the bloggers with water in their cities are very lucky.

llandudnopictures said...

Looks like you had an amazing time, and took lots of amazing photos!

Josette T said...

Que de bons et beaux souvenirs en Italie
Venise et boire un spritz quel rêve

cieldequimper said...

Merci pour votre commentaire Josette mais euh non, ce n'était pas Venise...

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky, LUCKY you! I would very much like to visit Tuscany!

Tanya Breese said...

oh wow, what a wonderful trip!! love the photos! how's your foot btw?

Bergson said...

le retour doit être pénible
bon courage

Sharon Anck said...

Now I am really jealous! I would love to go back to Florence! Is that pistachio gelato I see there? That was my favorite flavor when I was in Italy.

RedPat said...

What a wonderful tour you gave us, Ciel!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Welcome back Ciel.. and with these truly gorgeous shots from your trip.. must have been such fun to meet up with VP, I did already see the opposite side of 'that' table on VP's blog. Hope you are recovering from your mishap, you should slow down and take it easy :)

Lowell said...

What a wonderful post! I love all these photos! And I'm a little jealous! You obviously had a great time and you got to see some very special places. I've always though Livorno was a beautiful city with all the water and boats. Each of these photos has its own charm. Thanks for sharing!

All is well. What's the "mishap" that Grace refers to?

Loree said...

Thanks for the lovely memories of Italy. What did you think of Livorno?

Karl Demetz said...

You had really a nice trip, beautiful photos!

José Mendonça said...

Welcome back, Ciel! Great shots of your visit to Italy. I've never been to Livorno but I have recognized some of the places, thanks to VP's blog. :-)

Stefan Jansson said...

Glad you had a great time together.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

AMAZING photos! I love the baptistery vault and all the images of the cathedral. Looks like it was a fabulous time!

~Lindy