short story – Big Pidgeon

As you know, I live in Lucca but I work in Florence.

Florence is about 80 kms far away from Lucca, so every morning I’m used to drive my car for about 1 hour to reach the company in Florence, and every evening for 1 hour back to my home.

It’s boring, stressful and dangerous: italian highways aren’t a safe place, believe me!

So, every time I can I take a coach: more relaxing, you can read a book, watching a movie on your ipod, talking to someone.

But … waiting at the bus stop is annoying and there’s a lot of traffic noise and pollution: a day I took my camera with me and I tried to describe it.

Here is that slide show with audio: please take a look at the big pidgeon, “Paloma”, a bronze sculpture made by Botero on 1990.

In a world where human beings live in small boxes made with steel, plastic and glass, called “cars”, also a pidgeon must be artificial!

paloma.jpg

Italian: “La Paloma dello scultore Botero è tornata al suo posto originale: sull’aiuola davanti all’aeroporto di Peretola a salutare fiorentini e turisti che arrivano in città. La statua in bronzo, nota anche come “l’Uccellino”, dopo i lavori di maquillage ha riconquistato la sua posizione originaria sul piedistallo in marmo bianco di Carrara. La Paloma è stata realizzata nel 1990 in bronzo, pesa 1.500 chili è alta 240 centimetri e le sue dimensioni sono 215 X 155 centimetri.”

One thought on “short story – Big Pidgeon

  1. bellina l’idea delle foto al volo.Peccato che non avevi il cavalletto e quindi sono “sfalsate” orizzontalmente. perchè non le rifai, studiando una location apposita, anche più “plastica”?
    Ciao

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