Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Enzo Rosa Blu

I have mentioned my interest in the way Italian truckers sometimes decorate their cabs with their names, crucifixes, posters, neon lights...the individual trucker's imagination and sense of "style" are probably the only limits. It's not an easy thing to photograph, though, because I usually see these trucks when they are barrelling down the highway in the opposite direction at 90+ kilometers per hour. So, I was happy to catch this parked truck belonging to Enzo "Pink Blue." I think the crucifixes are so common because if you are on the road as often as a trucker you need all the help you can get to stay safe!

7 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

This is really great! Thank you. Love this image.

Halcyon said...

Interesting message. Maybe he's confused? Or has a boy and a girl? :)

Jacob said...

I surely hope these truckers rely on their driving skills to stay safe rather than on some religious amulet!

I do remember you posting something similar a while back. Very interesting!

B SQUARED said...

I prefer parked trucks to those on the freeway.

Louis la Vache said...

This reminds «Louis» of the decorated "Jeepneys" in the Philippines.

Fabrizio Zanelli said...

Sara, I think that "rosa blu" other than his nickname on transreceiving CB ("baracchino" in Italian) is for rose (the flower) instead of the color. If you enlarge the pic you can in fact see the flower between "rosa" and "blu".

Saretta said...

You have a sharp eye, Fabrizio! So, he's Enzo, the Blue Rose!