Friday, August 5, 2011

Un tributo agli antenati.....!

The design for the Fishermen's Memorial was the idea of a number of Italian fishermen in acknowledgement of the work their forefathers had done in developing a multi- million dollar industry. It was unveiled in 2005 and incorporates 12 timber columns with the names of 608 fishermen engraved, and two bronze sculptures. The older fisherman represents the pioneers, he is designed to look as if he is climbing out of his boat carrying a basket of fish and looking across and making eye contact with the younger fisherman who might well have been his son who is now a cray fisherman. I like it very much and think it is an excellent tribute to hard work in dangerous conditions.... The sun is shining again in Perth today and tomorrow and hopefully where you are too, have a great weekend.....!!

27 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful. What fitting tribute.

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  2. A great tribute Grace and would you believe I even understood the capture in Italiano - love the statue of the older fisherman!

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  3. I like it too! These guys worked so hard under awful conditions. Nice post.

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  4. Wonderful photo of a much deserved tribute to all fishermen.

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  5. Grace, what a wonderful memorial. It is interesting and appropriate and nicely composed. (Just like your many posts.) Glad you had a good day down under.

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  6. I enlarged the photo which gave me a greater appreciation for the explanation you have in your narrative. I am always pleased when hard workers are acknowledged in a positive way. Great tribute.

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  7. I like it very much, too. Thank you for showing it to us.

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  8. The two bronze sculptures are by local artist Greg James, he works from J Shed at Bathers Beach in Fremantle.

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  9. That is very nice! Happy Friday.

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  10. Falling in love with Perth!


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  11. Nice one. Interesting word, antenati, the ones born before

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  12. very beautiful and moving tribute to the Italian fishermen !!!!!!!!

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  13. A very successful memorial which seems to be a part of the port

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  14. Interesting tribute to the fishermen and well composed photo, Grace.
    Have a nice weekend too.

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  15. That's a beautiful memorial Grace, I love it. Excellent photo.

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  16. Estupendas las fotos que nos dejas. Llevaba días sin comentar (cosas de las vacaciones) pero ya de nuevo por aquí.

    Saludos y un abrazo.

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  17. amazing where you see these cool sculptures that seemed real.
    a wonderful tribute indeed.
    have a relaxing weekend to you too.

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  18. These sculptures really do tell a story. I think it's a wonderful tribute. We have blue skies here, too. Hope you enjoy your weekend! :D

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  19. This is a striking image. There are many things I take away from it.

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  20. I think you couldn't have done it better. What an amazing shot!

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  21. Fascinating memorial, I like the idea and the way they realized it. If you can,e please post a detailed view of each statue, they seem quite remarkable for something made in the Third Millennium!

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  22. I absolutely like this kind of art. And it's also a wonderful tribute to fishermen! (My grandfather was a fisherman)
    Glad to read you have sun again;Enjoy your week-end!

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  23. This is simply wonderful. My Godson and his family are fishermen, hard, hard, dangerous work.

    Rain forecasted here. Summer, you know?!

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  24. A stunning memorial of unique style! It looks fascinating!

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