Friday, December 12, 2014

“Talking” Statues

A few years ago we did a series of posts imagining the thoughts of our statues. Now the most important monuments in town are draped with banners of the workers of TRW, whose local plant is being closed with hundreds of layoffs.
Four Moors with a TRW banner, piazza Cavour, Livorno
“Livorno - Terni - Piombino, unico destino” (Livorno - Terni - Piombino, same fate)

Monument to Cavour with a TRW banner, piazza Cavour, Livorno
“Con noi muore Livorno e tutto attorno” (Livorno dies with us and [also dies] everything around)

See also: Four Moors - Cavour - Livorno Won't Give Up - What Statues Think

13 comments:

Lois said...

What a sad thing for these workers.

Michelle said...

A sad time for those workers.

Randy said...

At least it's a peaceful protest.

Tanya Breese said...

i hate to see so many losing jobs

Lowell said...

I'd be putting up banners, too, in this situation. What do people do without jobs?

William Kendall said...

Very sad indeed.

Dina said...

The unfortunate workers have good champions in these statues.
Their signs make a much stronger impression than if there were on any old fence.
Heaven help them.

Karl Demetz said...

Very sad, unfortunately these are common scenes throughout the boot.

Halcyon said...

Too bad the statues don't have a happier story to tell... :(

Birdman said...

Interesting concept: "When Statues Speak".

Luis Gomez said...

So sad VP. I remember your series really well.

cieldequimper said...

Unfortunately it probably won't change much...

Stefan Jansson said...

Sad to hear about this.