Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Baby-foot géant

Giant table football in a canal, LivornoLooking at this you may rightly suspect that some of the Livornesi are speaking with forked tongue professing their love for France.This is a giant table football installed in a canal of our Venezia to reenact the 2006 World Cup final, when Italy won over France.Giant table football in a canal, LivornoThe players look slightly stoned and their respective tricolors are obviously upside down, but the ultimate affront to our transalpine cousins was to rename this place “Fosso Platini”.

See also: Effetto Venezia, Again

20 comments:

Halcyon said...

Funny! In English we call "babyfoot" "fussball" but in German it's "kicker"!
In any case, these are quite cute. ;)

Luis Gomez said...

This is wonderful VP! I want one of these here in DC! Just thinking where would it be a good place! ;)

Steffe said...

Your favorite festival continues!

ρομπερτ said...

:) And I always thought about it just as a game.

Please have a good Wednesday.

Farmchick said...

lol

Dina said...

What an idea!

Your commentary makes it even funnier.

cieldequimper said...

Hmmmmmmm.... The final affront is too funny.

Elettra said...

Geniale e davvero divertente!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Just been reading about this festival VP sounds like a lot of fun and many photo ops!

joo said...

They are so funny:)

Cezar and Léia said...

First time that I see something like that, it's very creative, I love this idea!
Léia

Jack said...

This is pretty unusual, but I like it.

Birdman said...

Oh wow! At first I thought it had some subtle meaning. Now I see the only thing missing is a couple of players and beer!

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

wow, quite an art installation. interesting

EG Wow said...

Someone went to a lot of trouble to have this fun!

Arianna said...

Che bello ricordare quella finale! Ganzo davvero il biliardino sul fosso...Platini! Da juventina non dovrei ma ci godooooo! Ciao, Arianna

Lois Evensen said...

Hi VP,

So very cool. :) Love the images.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's nice to meet you.

We've been to Livorno many times via ship. It's fun to see your images.

Best,
Lois

Randy said...

That is so cool!

Kaori said...

Very very interesting idea! I like the reflection in the water :D

JM said...

Now this is really cool and what great reflections in the bottom pic.