Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pinocchio again!

..."Once upon a time, there was a piece of wood...."
As we all know, Pinocchio is one of the most famous italian characters, worldwide. I have already posted about Pinocchio twice, see here.
I couldn't miss it, though. This huge Pinocchio stands on the doorstep of a very nice shop of children clothing and seems to be saying 'hello' everytime I pass. In fact, I walk under this portico quite often, it's just attached to the Porta Borsari. 
I am very fond of Pinocchio, I still have my own little one my mummy bought me on a schooltrip to Collodi, almost thirty years ago. My daughter's been playing with it a lot and one wooden arm is gone...

19 comments:

nori said...

i say hello, too!
nice composition!

Jacob said...

Wonderfully composed. I did not, of course, notice Pinocchio at first...but I did see those two quite charming ladies coming this way!

nobu said...

Great!

I like that Big Pinocchio.

Hilda said...

He looks man-sized! Not a little boy at all.

I found the story of Pinocchio so scary when I was a kid. That was way before publishers started sanitizing stories to make them child-friendly. But I've always wanted to meet the Blue Fairy…

Ms. Lucy said...

Pinocchio brings back wonderful childhood memories for me too! Thanks for this post:)

Julie said...

It is very thoughtfully composed, Valeria, with something for everyone. I do like the arches and the rough stonework.

Ann said...

Great composition and colours.

Valeria - do you take your black and white shots in camera or are they colour shots post processed? I want to start trying some b&w.

Fio said...

How lovely.. Pinocchio again!
Nice composed picture.

Vogon Poet said...

Beautiful post and very nice composition. I like everything of this image.

Mystical said...

So cute! I like this version best than the Walt Disney one. I obviously had one all made of wood,like the one in your picture, when I was a lil girl :)

Jilly said...

When we have Fetes in Menton there is usually one stall selling Pinocchio puppets and I've never quite understand why. Now I see it's an Italian thing - of course! Love this shot - the juxtaposition of Pinocchio and the two walking towards you and that beautiful portico and lamps. Fabulous compostion.

C.T. said...

Hahaha....Ciao Pino!! Saluti Valeria per me! xx, Carmie.

Babzy said...

I love the story of Collodi !!! and i'm found of the Comencini movie and i love the mucic too ! have you seen it ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNsJIv4QVF4&feature=related

Reparto corse n. 6 said...

noice, really, bella foto. come sempre. like ever.ciao anto

Steffe said...

There is a gigantic Pinocchio in a small town in Sweden, I will add a link to it when I find it.

Elisa Stocco said...

Adoro quel negozio!!!
Bella la foto.

Lola said...

My son has one of those 3-ft Pinocchios! Great photo, wonderful composition and the light is magic. Brava!

Jill said...

Very nicely shot Valeria.

amatamari said...

Ma questo è un Pinocchione!!!
E la tua foto magicamente lo anima, e sembra aspettare l'arrivo di qualcuno...
Bellissima e tenera immagine!!!

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