When walking out of the Genova Brignole train station, I saw this magnificent arch in the distance. I headed straight for it. Of course that immediately got me off track and slightly lost.
I kept on walking away from my planned out route to get a closer look at the beautiful designs in the grass and the wall at the top. I thought about walking up those stairs to get a close up view of the wall, but I knew I had a lot of walking ahead of me and not much time.
As I got back on the route I had planned out for the day, I stumbled upon this doorway and fell in love. I think this might have been a hotel, but I can't remember now.
I loved the walkway and porticoes on this street.
I thought this building was kind of cool. It reminded me a little of some of the buildings I saw in Torino and Cuneo a couple of years ago.
In the middle of Piazza de Ferrari is a huge fountain, surrounded by more amazing buildings.
There was a large picture of Ingrid Betancourt, with the words "Liberiamo Ingrid Betancourt!" hanging on this beautiful building. I was in Genova a week before she and 14 other hostages were freed. I remembered seeing her photo on this building the following week when I was in Acqui Terme when when watching the breaking news on the TV around midnight Italy time one night. I stayed up until 1:30 watching every detail, flipping back and forth between Sky, BBC, and CNN.
This is the Palazzo Ducale and the infamous tower that was not much of a tower climb as well as my hard hat experience (see my "lost in Genova" post for more on my day in Genova and the tower/hard hat/etc.).
I took this last photo looking back up the street while standing next to the Duomo. I hope this post gave you a quick peek at Genova. In my next post I will share some of my favorite photos of the magnificent Duomo.
I am taking votes one what you would like to see next after the photos of the Duomo to finish up Genova? I can't decide if I should continue with more posts of Liguria or jump around a little. I still have photos from Camogli, more of Portofino, San Fruttuoso, Acqui Terme, Nizza Monferrato, Alessandria, Modena, Bologna, & Florence to share as well as a few more from Santa Margherita Ligure.