Thursday

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I didn’t have to go far for this morning’s date. At a cafe in Piazza Attias I met Silvia who has written a book about the Acque della Salute and we discussed possible components for my Stockholm exhibition.

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Then we took a trip around abandoned villas in Montenero, the mountain overlooking Livorno from the south.

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Villa Maurogordato is the most derelict. The garden is made into a dog park so you can get quite close to the buildings. Humidity hit 95% and I had problems with condensation on the lenses. And on myself too…

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After our sightseeing I was dropped off in Ardenza which has a stunning boardwalk…

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and some stunning houses.

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After lunch I took three walks in different directions close to my house. First through a small giardino pubblico which rather grand entrance doesn’t quite correspond to the rest of the garden…

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… where I met this new friend who finally understood that I am from Sweden, not Switzerland.

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Then along the lovely Via degli Archi which in some parts reminded me of Copenhagen or Gothenburg.

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The grand Piazza della Vittoria  with the war monument which gave the former Piazza Magenta its new name. Which nobody seems to be using. It’s still Magenta.

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A church from the 1960’s who does free courses in Italian for foreign women in Livorno. Might come in handy, who knows?

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And finally a spectacular medieval castle in Via Calzabigi.

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I arrived just a little too late for the sunset at Terrazza Mascagni, forgetting how quickly dusk falls here in the South…

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4 comments on “Thursday

  1. bastuba says:

    You seem to have quite an extensive collection of gates and entrances. An exhibition theme? And
    the castle at Via Calzabigi is abesolutely beautiful!!!

  2. blådåre says:

    Oh, vilken vacker skymningshimmel!
    Förresten, varför var villorna i Montenero övergivna?

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