A personal selection of photographs with their stories.
373: Upright marlin statue
When you are at Morro Beach in Guarapari, you can hardly miss the giant statue of an upright blue marlin. This statue, created by Italian artist Juliano Filippi in 1998, commerorates the catch of the biggest blue marlin in Guarapari in 1992. The lucky fisherman was Paulo Armorim, who needed the help of 28 people to have the 636 kg and 4,62 m long blue marlin out of the water. He gained much fame worldwide, and had many people arriving to fish with him. Paulo died after a road accident in 2006. The marlin statue is a bit taller than the fish itself, about eight meters.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2012, 2017