The Statue of the Giant can be found at the end of the promenade along the beach in the village of Monterosso. This is the most western of the 5 villages which make up the beautiful Cinque Terre (Five Lands).
The imposing statue of the giant is the work of the architect Levacher and the sculptor Minerbi and was completed in 1910.
It represents "Nettuno", the God of the sea and has become the symbol of Monterosso. It is colossal in size as can be seen in comparison with the fisherman on the jetty below. The statue blends incredibly well with the rocks on which it sits and gives the illusion of being part of the cliffs. We arrived there at dusk after a long walk along the cliffs known as the Lovers' Way (La Via dell'Amore) visiting all 5 villages from Riomaggiore to Monterosso. I have to admit that we did travel part of the way by train, mostly because it takes a long time to walk it and there is so much to see and photograph. The coast provides breathtaking scenery the whole way and is a must when visiting the Gulf of Genoa.
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leo61 (0) 2008-04-12 7:08
Like you had never heard of Cappadokia before,I did not know that such a nic statue exists.
Your POV is excellent here and shows the statue from a good angle.Composition is good with the little part of the sea and the nice colors in the sky.
I`ll be in in CFappadokia again next september and I hope I come back with some good shots to post here.
dvlazar (6662) 2008-04-12 17:27
An impressive sight to see this figure carved from the rock. Against that sky it makes for a dramatic photo.