Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Vittorio Emanuele II


This statue of Victor Emmanuel II, the Father of the Fatherland, unified Italy's first king and symbol of the Risorgimento era, gazes upon a bus-stop and has his back turned on a cute little park that I'll show you tomorrow. He is located, appropriately enough, on Via Vittorio Emanuele II at Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II.

For more information on the man, click on this link.

7 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Every city has one of these, our is even on horseback, but lost in a sea of parked cars. I hope your park is better...

Hilda said...

Great shot! But your 'gazes upon a bus stop' got me giggling.

Babooshka said...

I'm with Hilda Gazes upon a bus stop is a very funny line to go with such a gorgeous image.

Saretta said...

Well, I just thought he was looking way too important and self-satisfied up there on his pedestal and needed to lighten up a bit! And he is, in fact, straight across from the bus stop!

Tinsie said...

I'd never even heard of him until I read this post. Amazing what you learn from reading blogs :-)

Ming the Merciless said...

Ignore my last comment about Mr. Vittorio Emanuele. I'm going to follow your link to read more about him. Thanks for the history lesson.

Marc said...

He seems to travel a lot around the country. I've seen him in almost every town I visited in Italy. :-)