Closer to the edge – 7

Tonight’s Arcadia entertainment, and I quote – Pete Matthews – One night only!  Widely regarded as the UK’s Premier Comedy Juggler, Pete Matthews has performed his show in venues all over the world.  From Vietnam to Vancouver, there aren’t many places he hasn’t been!

You couldn’t make it up – if I later hear that he was juggling live cats I will kick myself for staying away.

The last two ports of call have been Civitavecchia and Livorno promoted as staging posts for Rome and Florence respectively but having spent extended periods in both, nothing would tempt us back just for a half day; both deserve much more attention.  Civitavecchia is a pleasant enough working city but Livorno is much under-rated, particularly the old town and its network of canals.

Here are a few images from street wanderings, the first being the only one from Civitavecchia – an unlikely piece of civic art – a photograph of a ‘sculpture’ inspired by a photograph.

The kissScootersIn step at the marketLivorno canals

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