lunedì 28 febbraio 2011

palazzo pretorio II°

Palazzo Pretorio was built from th 13th century in red bricks. The part in white stoe is from late-Gothic era. In the 16th century an external staircase and watch were added. Underground Station : COMUNE

sabato 26 febbraio 2011

Together for life

Sometimes one falls in love. Sometimes two persons fall in love togheter. Other times two carts fall both in love, and escape from the supemarket they belong, and stay together for life. Funny, isn't it?

venerdì 25 febbraio 2011

Contemporary Art Museum and other wonders

Museo Pecci of Contemporary Art is the first thing you can see entering Prato from the highway A11. Now it's in refurbishment (look at the crane), but outside there are many masterpieces that are waitin' for its reopening...

mercoledì 23 febbraio 2011

Fish or Feet

It's really amazing how the shapes could be interpreted by our eyes, in the picture fish or footprints? the effect on the image magically appears when shooting, amazing two times!

domenica 20 febbraio 2011

On the A1, at dusk

I like highways, in general. Here we are on the northbound of A1, at dusk in a quiet saturday afternoon, almost spring.

sabato 19 febbraio 2011

Air conditioning is important

It's a long long time that in Italy everyone has installed at home or in office the conditioning system, to escape from the terrible summer heat. You can see that in this facade in Piazza Mercatale. Very ugly but necessary.

venerdì 18 febbraio 2011

Madonna de' Berti crossing

Innumerable crashes are happened in this crossing, named "alla Madonna de' Berti" , by the name of a medieval affresco (on the left corner, outside the picture) painted by, I think, "il Berti". The city administration put here also the terrible Photored (you can see it), to discourage mad drivers pass with the red signal.

giovedì 17 febbraio 2011

Morning mist and trees

The morning mist wraps Via Firenze's trees, like you could see if you were in Milan, the city where there's only the mist, like the famous disparaging chorus says: "only the mist, you have only the mist!!!"...

mercoledì 16 febbraio 2011

Ceres in the alley

A nice bottle of Ceres, on the left, smiles to the camera from the pavement of vicolo fior di vetta, find out it on google maps if you want.

martedì 15 febbraio 2011

World famous Henry Moore's Square form with cut

The famous sculpture by Henry Moore placed in Piazza San Marco, with two strangers shooting picture in front of the monument. On the right, the Old Coop.

lunedì 14 febbraio 2011

Darkness in Plaza Universitat

I don't konw why everytime I pass here I take a picture. The place is absurd, forsaken, like many more in Italy's cities, but I like it!

domenica 13 febbraio 2011

venerdì 11 febbraio 2011

Palazzo Pretorio

The Palazzo Pretorio dominates Piazza del Comune since the XIII century, when in 1284 the first municipality set there with Fresco dei Frescobaldi, the people's captain.

giovedì 10 febbraio 2011

Piazza San Francesco

What about this beautiful place, if not the characteristic motorbikes parked in the front of the church of San Francesco? They always have been parked there, night and day, 365 day a year.

mercoledì 9 febbraio 2011

Korea's Jamiroquay looking

Like usually, Korea's walking through the city center (Via G.B. Mazzoni, aka Corso), adopted nowaday Jamiroquay's look. Korea gives us something that nobody else can give.

martedì 8 febbraio 2011

Tir & trail

What do you prefer, the tir, the fountain, the bike, the yellow palace or the sky with the jet's perpendicular trail?

lunedì 7 febbraio 2011

Calvana mountains (Retaia trekking)

Beautful Calvana Mountains dominate Prato. This view is taken from Casa Bastone (474 mt), on Retaia mountain (768 mt), sunday morning, 11.00 am, 5 degrees celsius.

domenica 6 febbraio 2011

Il Bacchino

When Santa told me that Blogger wanted a fountain photo, I ran immediately to shot a picture to our best fountain in town (probably, the best in town), named Bacchino, in Piazza del Comune. Don't tell it's too late to post it!...

sabato 5 febbraio 2011

Bricks & Blue

Via Carradori, the magnificent building in red bricks stands there from the 40's, with his beautiful bow windows

giovedì 3 febbraio 2011

Wind & Waves

Waves, waves, waves!! Bisenzio's waves, caused from the Tramontana, the terrible wind that blows from the North and sweeps the city.

mercoledì 2 febbraio 2011


If you're looking for a story to tell to grandchilds in front of fireplace, take an italian train: you'll start a journey unforgettable..

martedì 1 febbraio 2011

The Face

A tipycal example of street art in this dilapidated peninsula. But likeable, isn't it?