Sunday, December 4, 2011

Horseback Thinking

Equestrian statue of Vittorio Emanuele II by Augusto Rivalta, LivornoVittorio Emanuele II, the first king of an united Italy, is thinking: “I would like to try a scooter now...”

See also: What Statues Think - What Leopold Is Thinking - What Time Is It? - Sad Nereid - Guerrino of Montenero - Fisherman's Thought - Caged Emperor - Garibaldi's Doubt - A Ticket Too Much

14 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Very funny VP, but somehow I don't think he'd look quite so magnificent on a scooter...all jokes aside that's a very impressive looking sculpture, I'm in awe of the talent artists have or had!!

Theanne and Baron said...

He might be thinking of this centuries old Proverb:

FOR WANT OF A NAIL

"For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail."

("Hmmmm...when was the last time I had the shoes on this horse rotated?")

Great shot of King Vittorio!

Luis Gomez said...

I bet you he would be happy riding the scooter around!

Halcyon said...

More thinking... I think he is wondering if it's allowed to use a cell phone while galloping. ;)

Randy said...

Very impressive looking statue.

Dina said...

How many horsepower in a mere scooter?
If the king gives up his steed, I would gladly adopt it.

brattcat said...

oh, no, i think he feels very much at home on that horse.

Leif Hagen said...

What a strong, noble sculpture of the king!

Doug Hickok said...

Yes, that would be exactly what he would think :^)

Arianna said...

Il re in motorino eheheheh! Ciao, Arianna

crocrodyl said...

Hehe clever words:) The statue looks impressive!

Gunn said...

That is a good idea!:)
If he was living up here in the north, he might had wanted to try a snow scooter...
Anyway, tonight we have got the first snow.
More up in the mountains, and further north in Norway.

Steffe said...

How about roller blading?

JM said...

The angle you took this shot is fantastic!