Monday, February 10, 2014

Sailor Monument

Monumento al marinaio, viale Italia, Livorno
A “Monumento al marinaio” (Sailor Monument) was unveiled last November on our seafront, not far from the buildings of the Accademia Navale (Naval Academy).
Monumento al marinaio, viale Italia, Livorno
The statue was made by the sculptor Cesare Tarrini around 1926-27 for the tomb of the sailor Vasco Lomi, in the Municipal Cemetery. When the lease for the grave expired, the sculpture was removed and kept in storage for several years. It was recently considered fit and reused as a part of this new monument.
Monumento al marinaio, viale Italia, Livorno
The statue of the sailor, for a long time confined inland, can finally see the sea.

12 comments:

Michelle said...

How wonderful that he is now where he belongs.

Randy said...

Very nice indeed and great spot for it.

Jack said...

Perfect. It looks like it belongs and is very comfortable there.

cieldequimper said...

I bet he feels much better now.

Dina said...

It's a nice setting. So glad he was resurrected.
So there are leases on graves? Oi ...

Gunn said...

He has got a perfect place and what a nice view.
A nice statue!

Luis Gomez said...

These are beautiful VP. Love the light.

Karl Demetz said...

A beautiful statue, will be glad to finally get some fresh air.
What material is this? Marble?

Halcyon said...

I'm glad he found his rightful place by the sea. He's quite realistic!

Arianna said...

Bellissimo! Ciao, Arianna

Stefan Jansson said...

That should make him happy.

Traveling Hawk said...

They found a good place for the sailor and I'm sure the place itself looks better this way.