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Scarves on Statues – The Pioneer Winemaker

[Scarves on Statues are back! A series I started this time last year by desecrating various New Zealand monuments of national significance by completing the ensembles with my favourite football scarves. Previous instalments can be found here.]

First up in 2013, my home town of West Auckland was the centre of the New Zealand wine industry in the early part of the 20th century. This statue was erected in 1995 to honour the backbreaking hard work and sacrifice of the Dalmatian immigrants who tamed a rugged landscape to build a future in their new country on their liquid passion from the old country. In doing so, they brought one of life’s great pleasures to our shores.

Another of life’s great pleasures, champagne football, is currently being brought to Italian shores thanks to the backbreaking hard work and sacrifice of a team led by a Czech immigrant named Zdeněk Zeman. In honour of that, this scarf and this statue seem to fit each other like a key in a padlock.


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Enzo Giordani

A grassroots sports photography enthusiast based in Auckland, New Zealand, and a fan of the most magnificent football club on earth - A.S. Roma.

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