Saturday, November 5, 2011

Il Porcellino

Fontana del Porcellino, Piglet Fountain by Pietro Tacca, Loggia del Mercato Nuovo, Florence
The “Porcellino” (Piglet), but it is actually a boar
Copy of the original fountain by Pietro Tacca
Loggia del Mercato Nuovo
Florence, December 2009


Anonymous said...

Definitely a boar, who I would not want to meet in a dark forest...great shot of the fountain and the shop beyond!

I'm intrigued with the base of the fountain which has all kinds of little critters (and flora) represented...frogs, snails, spiders, flowers, lizards, snakes and the shop which has colorful capes and scarves and handbags of every size shape and color!

Summertime Blues said...

asterix and obelix.

cieldequimper said...

Lol @ Summertime Blues!!!

Excellent shot, so much to look at. But unfortunately I think that even well cooked, this one would be hard to eat!

Dina said...

The shiny nose--a sure sign that the people who rubbed it will have good luck, no?

tapirgal said...

Nice pig! Of course, I love all the critters at the base. I've seen this, but only when it was cold and lonely, and without the color.