Sunday, December 13, 2015

The Emperor's New Railing

Monument to Leopold II by Andrea Pelliccia, San Jacopo, Livorno
Pietro Leopoldo was Grand Duke of Tuscany from 1765 to 1790 and then Holy Roman Emperor from 1790 to 1792. His monument, on the left of the church of San Jacopo in Acquaviva, is a work of the sculptor Andrea Pelliccia. It has now a new nice railing, decorated with a scooter.

See also: Caged Emperor - San Jacopo in Acquaviva - The Missing Bell Tower - San Jacopo
External links: Leopold II, Holy Roman Emperor (Wikipedia)

12 comments:

Revrunner said...

The scooter would be his, of course. :-)

RedPat said...

Every emperor needs some transportation!

Dina said...

There's no escaping for him now, with the new railing.

Luis Gomez said...

I find it kind of sad that he had to be caged. ;)

Lowell said...

I suppose if things got too rough, or he got too tired he could hop on that scooter and go to a Starbucks for a cuppa coffee!

Marleen said...

Typical Italian decoration! :)

Sharon Anck said...

He's looking pretty important standing back there.

cieldequimper said...

Lol re the scooter decoration. The railing could be in Versailles. It looks really good!

EG CameraGirl said...

Good to see it is being protected so well.

William Kendall said...

Impressive, and the railing doesn't detract from it.

Arianna said...

Han fatto presto a parcheggiare lo scooter! Ciao, Arianna

Stefan Jansson said...

He does have a nice scooter.