Sunday, May 15, 2016

This boat is a floating work of art

The Trafaria Praia is more than just a passenger ferry; it's a floating work of art. The boat's exterior features a massive tile mural by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos. Once you enter the lower deck, you'll see a surreal installation art from which crocheted pieces, meshed with strings of blinking LEDs, emerge in various shapes and sizes. 

The vessel was built between 1959 and 1960. After undergoing major transformations, it was towed from Portugal to Italy in 2013 and became part the 55th Venice Biennale. 

[h/t: CFile]

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