pictures courtesy of Cristina Calicelli
A garden in Italy with a lot of poles bearing colourful devices, that can rotate in the wind: ventole in Italian, fans or, my favourite, whirlygigs in english.
Life and work
This environment, located in the Lombardian community of Cremona, is a creation by Giacomo Rebecchi (1932).
He had a job as a machinist with the Italian railways.
When he had become retired, in the eighties of the former century, he began constructing mobiles.
He would use wheels of unneeded bicycles and all kinds of recycled material, which he painted in bright colours.
All together nowadays the garden has some fifty poles with these colourful mobiles and constructs on top. A number of the creations have been dedicated to members of mr Rebecchi's family.
* Article in the website Costruttori di Babele
Il gardino delle ventole
Via dei Ferrovieri Caduti 7
26100 Cremona, Lombardia, IT
can be seen from the street