Giacomo and his wife Gianna live
in the Italian port city of
Livorno , the Mediterranean gateway to
Florence and Tuscany. They started
Photo on Christmas week of 2008 and have posted continuously
Giacomo felt he needed a pen
name, so he chose “VP” as “Vogon Poet” in honor of the Vogon
poetry, the third worst in the universe according to “The
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”. Gianna chose Trillian, another
character from the same series of books.
VP rode a bicycle as a kid,
sometimes for pleasure and often as a means of transportation. Now
Trillian and VP mostly walk, but they are still fascinated by
locked or abandoned bikes they see around. They are one of their
favorite subjects and they also invented a kind of art about
There many bicycles around
Livorno, probably too many and a lot of them abandoned and/or
damaged. This kind of bicycle, with baskets and floral decorations,
is quite nice and relatively common here.
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