Waiting for the Sailor, Talamone, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member sherpes
N 42° 33.204 E 011° 08.124
32T E 675311 N 4713432
Quick Description: Near the boat docks of this small coastline village
Location: Toscana, Italy
Date Posted: 8/27/2009 5:15:12 PM
Waymark Code: WM73K6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 6

Long Description:
Talamone is located in southern Tuscany, on a rocky promontory overlooking the Costa d'Argento. Usually deserted during the cold winter months, it is a tourist destination in the warmer months, buttressed by the newly-created Parco della Maremma, a nature park.

While the fishing industry has disappeared due to declining fish population, the rocky coastline has provided a tourist industry for diving and snorkeling enthusiasts, and providing some badly needed jobs and employment opportunities to the local population.

This statue, "In Attesa del Marinaio", [trans: "Waiting for the Sailor"], was made in 1983 by Tilde Maria Valentini, and given as a gift from the inheriting family members to the township in 1997.
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: In Attesa del Marinaio

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Tilde Maria Valentini

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: created in 1983, placed in 1997

Materials used: iron

Location: boat docks

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