Genoa, Italy - Share your photos of this historic seaport

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  1. Gargoyle
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    Not just the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, this city has had its ups and downs as it has played pivotal roles throughout the history of Italy.

    Part of the old city is on the world heritage list, with wonderful restored palaces, but my favorite spot is the incredible cemetery, the Camposanto di Staglieno. This cemetery houses the most magnificent collection of late 19th and early 20th century Italian marble sculptures. Visit staglieno.com or contact me to find out about our efforts to maintain and restore these masterworks.

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    And two more from the Camposanto di Staglieno:

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    Here are some of my photos from Staglieno

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    This is from the Jewish section at Staglieno cemetery. It's in really sad shape.

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    Santa Maria del Carignano Church, Genoa

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    Cherubs and Mo'cycles

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    Palazzo Reale

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    A niche fountain on a small street high up a hill

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    Genoa has always been a major seaport, and so it's a great town for seafood. This was the display case in the middle of a restaurant, you can pick your fish and tell them how you want it prepared...

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    Sorry, don't have much (Cathedral San Lorenzo):

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    That is one bad ass "don't mess with me" angel.
     
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    Here is one of my (many) favorites from Staglieno. I love the composition, the juxtaposition of the white marble with the grey tomb and the greenery, even the font choice on the lettering works well.

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    I've posted a few photos from Staglieno Cemetery here; see lots more at staglieno.com and please like us on Facebook. We are working with the city, supporting restoration of these incredible sculptures.
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    I have a flickr page, of Genoa, and a link to an album that I bought, in Genoa, when I was
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    in the mid 60s. It has a Staglieno Cemetery booklet. Neat, just doesn't seen to be a lot of interest in it though.
     
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    Where on flickr? Their search feature isn't very good. I have a good collection of books and booklets on Staglieno, I'd like to see if that is one I'm already familiar with.
     
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    If you 'google' ross6606, my flickr site should be the first thing shown. Then under albums, that booklet is the most recent (currently) that I have added.
     
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    Here's the URL: https://www.flickr.com/photos/9789926@N07
    That is a book of 50 views. I don't have that one, but I have two other versions, 32 and 72 views from the same publisher. They are gems, with a lot of information on the back of each photo.

    I suspect a number of people will be looking at it in the next few days, I just shared the URL.
     
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    I am sure that I bought that booklet at Staglieno, in 1965 when I 'worked' for the US Government. I took the photos of that booklet just a few months ago.
     
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    The booklet is actually from the 1930's. The most recent piece in your photos is from around 1932 or 1934. They used to be sold at newsstands, and they probably either had a newsstand at the entrance then, or perhaps sold some items at the gate. Now there are just the flower stands at the entrance, and a little office/guard station where they have some tourist booklets that they give out. However, there are plans to put in an information center and bookshop in the next couple of years.

    Staglieno was seriously neglected for decades, but there are attempts (and we're very active in those) to bring it back.
     

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