08 April 2008

'Grande Carpe' - Francois-Xavier Lalanne


This fishy welcome to the beautiful port of Fontvieille was sculpted in 1996. It stands at the entrance to the port on land that was once sea. All of Fontvieille was once sea.

You can read an article published in the International Herald Tribune on this artist and his wife.

5 comments:

Jim said...

I could stand next to that and say, I caught one this big.

Mo said...

I met a carp fisherman recently. There is a lot of seriousness in the sport. Including throwing them back after they are caught.

Gail's Man said...

You should see the size of the one that got away!

Mme Benaut said...

Poor thing is missing a few scales. Very nice setting though.

Chuck Pefley said...

When you catch this fish, do you have to say "carpe diem"?

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