While lying awake the other night, solving the problems of the world, as one does, I got to thinking about the statue of the boy holding the frog, at the Dogana alla Salute.
Specifically, I wondered about the clear plastic case that covers him at night, and is removed at some stage of the day.
How do they move it on and off him? Where do they keep it when it’s not doing its security job.
Today, I found part of the answer. The back section of the case is, in fact, a door. The casing is on big casters. So, open the door, and either roll the casing over him, or off him. What could be easier?
I guess they have a little room to store the case when it’s not doing guard duty. I’ve noticed that he is more often covered these days. Maybe the security guards got sick and tired of their boring duty, keeping us and our sticky fingers away from the lad.
Now, do you have a problem for me to solve in my spare time?