Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hands

A classical example of our people speaking with their hands, when some minor problem arises while fastening together the parts of the floating docks for the TAN.
On the south side of the Elba pier the work is almost finished.
On the north side a solution is found, then work continues.

19 comments:

Jacob said...

Do Italians talk with their hands? Yes, and with their eyes, shoulders, feet, etc!

The colors in these shots are magnificent...especially the water.

Hilda said...

I love watching people talk with their hands, and even their entire bodies! I can spend a most enjoyable afternoon just doing that.

The dock looks so neat without any boats yet. Though I'm getting dizzy just imagining having to walk down its entire length.

And I really find that floating crane just awesome!

brattcat said...

The cranes also seem to have a sort of sign language.

Leif Hagen said...

So it's true that Italians DO talk with their gestures and hands and lots of emotion then, non?!

Luis Gomez said...

The water is amazingly blue in these shots. Love Italians speaking no matter what language they are speaking.

Gunn said...

I like these shots, so much air / sea and BLUE...
Your last photo is my favorite this time :-)

Dina said...

Great to follow the "aquatic construction" (or whatever you would call it).
In New York there is an old joke:
Q: How can you tell the Jews from the Italians?
A: Jews talk with one hand and Italians talk with two hands.

(I'm afraid that Israelis in public too often talk with "elbow-power.")

Cezar and Léia said...

I also use my hands to speak! :)
Very interesting sequence of pictures!
Léia

Saretta said...

Gesture conversations are the best, sometimes no words are needed at all!

B SQUARED said...

This is a pretty big project.

Lois said...

The water is such a beautiful color!

Wolynski said...

This is all quite fascinating - they must take their boat racing very seriously.

JM said...

'Speaking with their hands'! :-)

Eleonora said...

Beautiful images. Amazing work!

Halcyon said...

The water is such a beautiful color. Aren't Italians famous for talking with their hands? ;-)

cieldequimper said...

Dammit I can't type with my mouth. That's what talking with your hands does. Sorry, I don't know the yellow flower but I do love this post and the colour of the sea!

Ilse said...

Looks like glorious weather. Must be wonderful to live on such a beautiful harbor. P.S. I've seen Tulip Trees in Prague. So they are in someplaces in Europe.

Kaori said...

The water has a beautiful color! And I especially love the first photo, you caught the perfect hand motions! :D

Small City Scenes said...

YAY!!!!!!! MB