Save & earn with MPB; trade-in and buy pre-loved

365 Day 113 - One of the 'Quatro Mori' Livorno


Hello, I'm Anne, I joined a little while back but have only just got round to adding some photos to my portfolio. Hopefully this is just the start! I'm really looking forward to hearing folks' comments on my images, anything that you think will improe them will be welcome.
...Read More

365 Day 113 - One of the 'Quatro Mori' Livorno

23 Apr 2014 5:40PM   Views : 270 Unique : 209

We decided to chill out today having had a fairly full day yesterday so rather than a trip to Florence, which we have visited before, we wandered into Livorno and around the canal area, known as 'Venice', then along to the other end of the town to have a leisurely lunch at one of the open air restaurants. Livorno is a working port and there is nothing grand or beautiful about it but one of the things I found interesting was a statue at the port gates dedicated to Ferdinand Medici of the 'Quattro Mori' or the 4 Moors. By all accounts 2 real prisoners were used as models for the Mori, or pirates who were chained to the railings. They had to return several times to sit for the artist and were then set free.


There are no comments here! Be the first!


You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join for free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.