Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Big Anchovy

Big fish painted on the roof of the Fish Market by Libera Capezzone, Livorno
A few days ago a “grande acciuga” (big anchovy) has been painted on the roof of the decrepit Fish Market building. It is a work of Libera Capezzone and the words below say: “Lische squame coda amore. Libertà” (Fishbones scales tail love. Freedom).
Big fish painted on the roof of the Fish Market by Libera Capezzone, Livorno
The project was sponsored by a brand of paint, so it would have been nice to paint also the rest of the roof, which badly need it. This would have been also a better background for the big fish.

See also: Mercato del Pesce

15 comments:

Lois said...

I agree with you. The entire roof should have been painted, but that is quite a huge fish!

William Kendall said...

Pretty hard to miss that.

Hopefully something is done with the building.

Revrunner said...

An instant landmark. Nice.

Randy said...

Nice but not something I like to eat.

Luis Gomez said...

I really like this one VP. And yes, I agree they could have painted the roof.

cieldequimper said...

Okay, I absolutely adore this. Seriously, it's tasteful and males the building interesting right away.

cieldequimper said...

*maKes*

Lois Evensen said...

I love it!!!! :)

Karl Demetz said...

This can be seen from afar.
I like it.

Dina said...

A curious choice of words.
That fish is big enough to swallow Jonah. Imagine the Bible talking about "Jonah in the belly of the anchovy."

Hilda said...

That has to be the biggest anchovy I have ever seen!

Enjoy your Florentine trip!

Babzy said...

wow !what a giant fish :)

Gunn said...

Easy to spot!:)
Nice design.

José Mendonça said...

This is so cool! Love it.

cieldequimper said...

I so wish I could have walked...