This weekly challenge is hosted by Mind over Memory
Last week my choice was a dedication to the women of the fishing community of Póvoa de Varzim in Northern Portugal. Further along the same promenade, at the entrance to the port, is this piece. The angle of the photo says it all – upon first glance I thought it was some poor soul with a massive tongue – ‘symbolising what?’ I wondered. I was heading off but doubled back for another look. From a different angle its not too bad I suppose – the ‘tongue’ is actually a fish – but that lifeless face! I can’t find much info except that it is called “Monumento ao Pescador” (Monument To The Fisherman) and was created by João Cutileiro. The town’s website describes the piece as ‘represented in a marble sculpture of various shades that illustrates the idealized figure of a fisherman with a fish’.
The idealized figure of a fisherman – oh dear – I know they have a very tough life – but……
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