Tuesday, January 04, 2005

The Fountain of Bacchino


For anyone who was bored by my previous post, here is a picture of the world's ugliest statue, The Fountain of Bacchino (behind the Pitti Palace in Florence). It shows Bacchino, the court dwarf of Cosimo I (a very obscure ruler), sitting on top of a large turtle.

I dare anyone to find another statue as ugly as this one.


*Update! You can now purchase your very own replica of this beautiful statue here!

13 Comments:

Blogger John Q. Public said...

Good lord!

That statue is hideous! But, how cool would it be to have Bacchino as a friend? Wandering around the city and just watching people shit a kitten?

Oh, you're quite correct - Erwin is ass.

10:43 PM  
Blogger L said...

ERwin represents the forces of Evil, whereas I of course represent the forces of puppies and sunshine...

12:38 AM  
Blogger Larry Jones said...

How about this one in New York's Central Park:
http://www.revision99.com/hostedimages/Ugly-Statue.jpg
(picture swiped from Eric Carlson's Soft Underbelly of San Jose web site)

1:53 AM  
Blogger Frally said...

I see your ugly and I raise you a stupid.

Here in our fair city of Christchurch, New Zealand, as a tribute to the Queen of England(who apparantly has something to do with New Zealand still), we have a sculpture of her pet dogs eating an ice cream. How regal.

2:42 AM  
Blogger Ms Vile File said...

Hello L!
I found you had linked to me. Thank-you so much!
I have returned the favour.
But only because your blog is Terribly Good.
I am very discriminating, you know.
Cheers,
Ms Vile File

2:00 PM  
Blogger L said...

Larry-- I think your pick may just squeeze in at 2nd place; it looks like a giant hairball...

8:55 PM  
Blogger L said...

Frally-- what, no link? ;)

8:56 PM  
Blogger Frally said...

I googled in vain for a piccie. It's obviously something that Christchurch is not too proud of.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Frally said...

Ps. I linked to your site as I'm a cheap date. It only takes one nice comment on my blog for me to "put out", so to speak.

Oh, and also cos your blog's pretty excellent. ;p

9:19 PM  
Blogger Ron Southern said...

Are you sure that isn't Ted Kennedy? I like Ted, but he has to take his lumps like everyone else. (We can see that in this representation he has more than an appropriate amount of his own lumps.) Happy NY to you, too.

12:30 PM  
Blogger glomgold said...

That statue is an abomination!!

5:04 PM  
Blogger frustratedwriter said...

I have to agree with Ron, I thought it was Ted Kennedy molesting a turtle...but hey, I'm from the South and such a thing is probably accepted in the more rural areas. I actually kind of like the statue...I'm thinking it would keep the raccoons out of the koi pond...but on second thought, might give the koi hemorhoids.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous happy and blue 2 said...

After the prom Bacchino made his chauffeur walk around town while he yelled "Whose the man..Whose the man"..

10:11 PM  

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