Photographer's Note

Genova, Zena [ˈzeːna] in Genoese is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the region of Liguria.
The city has a population of ca. 620,000 and the urban area has a population of ca. 890,000.

This picture was took inside the Porto Antico (the old harbour), and i was on the Molo dei Magazzini del Cotone (Cotton Warehouses Pier), that today hosts malls, multiplex, restaurants, pubs, libraries and the City of the children...

I was looking inside the bay of the old harbour, and on the middle of the picture there's the main landmark of Genova, the Lanterna, a lighthouse with the top point at 117 meters over the sea. It was built in the 1128.
It was destroyed during the war between Genova and the France in the XVI Century, and rebuilt in the 1543.

One of the Lighthouse keeper during the XV Century was Antonio Colombo, the uncle of Cristoforo Colombo.

A thunderbolt killed a lighthouse keeper in the 1481, and another one destroyed the upper part of the Lanterna in the 1602

As all the other lighthouses on the harbours the Lanterna had a sister, smallest, on the other side of the harbour, that it was destroyed centuries ago.

The entire and correct name is: "Torre della Lanterna di Genova" - Genova's lighthouse tower.

Model: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 50
Software: Capture NX 1.0.0 W
Exposure Time: 1/403
F-Stop: f/2.8
Focal Length: 5.8 mm
Date Taken: 2006-11-19 16:47
Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 167 kb

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