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This is a General view of Genoa, Italy's largest port city and home of Christopher Columbus (of New World Discovery Fame for those of you who were sleeping through history class)

Through the middle ages it was one of the two most powerful Italian City states rivaling Venice and at permanent war with Venice. It has one of the largest old towns in Europe. A particular aspect of it is that the old town is very long and narrow, as people seem to want to live close to the harbour were economic activities went on.

Where the octopus like metalic sculpture is, its the Porto Antico, an urban redevelpment zone where old wharehouses have been converted to restaurants and stores.

To get this picture I walked along the main road and then started climbing up some stairs, through a park and then behind through a dodgy neighborhood,

I think the view was worth it

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