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Luigi Prina: The Ships That Sail Through The Clouds


"Luigi Prina, 83 years old, has been an architect for more than 50 years. He has been interested in aircraft modelling since a very young age."

When he was just 16 years old Luigi Prina entered and won a national aircraft modeling competition and 50 years later, the now successful architect met a painter and boat builder named Eugenio Tomiolo and while they were talking made a bet that perhaps Prina could take one of his small model ships and make it fly like an airplane. Tomolio accepted and it wasn't long before a small flying boat was whirring in circles around his small studio that coincidentally had clouds painted on the ceiling. A new passion was born and Prina has since dedicated nearly 20 years of his later life to building flying model boats, bicycles and other unconventional aircraft.


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41 comments

Launna said...

How incredibly cool... some people are so talented ;-)

Kim Nieves said...

omg beautiful masterpieces! They remind me of Leonardo DaVinci's artworks! I want one for our home! ♥♥♥

Angie Vianzon said...

Such a wonderful piece of art. It reminds me of the movie Up jut because it also flies.

Jackie Harrison said...

What a cool piece of historic art so beautiful.
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Michelle Grace Magramo said...

Extraordinay talent! :)

The Dainty Dolls House said...

How very wonderful...fantastic history and talent!! I love it. Have a gorgeous weekend doll xxx

Chrissabella said...

Beautiful post, hes so talented!

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BKCsquared said...

What an awesome guy & so talented!! You can really tell he loves what he's doing - very inspirational!

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Mingaile Tarpy said...

Great story, great passion. Nice pieces of art!

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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

Wowww his artworks are amazing!!!
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Nice post.
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Adriana Leandro said...

He is very talented. xoxo

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What Kenny Hearts said...

So true.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a talented and accomplished man!

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What Kenny Hearts said...

me too Kim!

What Kenny Hearts said...

Indeed. :)

What Kenny Hearts said...

You're right, He's been doing it since before we were born. :D

What Kenny Hearts said...

You too. :)

Sofia Dias said...

Ohh I've heard of him before - his work is purely amazing <3
It's really great when you do what you love, like this man did!

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Ru B said...

This is an amazing post!
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getcarriedaway said...

wow, this is just wonderful!!!
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Nequéren Reis said...

Olá!!!, Deus seja contigo, tenha um final de semana abençoado,
amiga post maravilhoso amei SUCESSO AMIGA.
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Glam up your Lifestyle said...

We all should love what we do. This man is a great rolemodel. What a wonderful post.
Have a nice weekend.

Lady V said...

Great post, amazing talent :)
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i.s. said...

incredible work! x
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Sam said...

This was so interesting, what a great artist! Thanks for your insightful comment, have a splendid weekend!

Arica Hun said...

Gorgeous work & so inspirational. Would love to have one of his planes floating in my library

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Karima said...

Love it, great post!

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Kim Alston said...

his works are so spectacular! i love them!
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Mango said...

What an inspirational post.... thanks for sharing! <3

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Mhisha Marie Cuyson said...

Such a nice artwork! :) Would really love to have a ride with that flying boat! LOL I also have this little thing for arts ♥

Lauren said...

Such a beautiful and inspiring post!

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Gellie Abogado said...

Wow. That's a very inspiring story. Keep dreaming and believing. The pictures are amazing and very beautiful as well! :)


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Laura Llacer said...

Nice story and post!

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Marion | 24 hours of Fashion said...

wow that last picture, like a dream! Beautiful post

Francy -Stef said...

Amazing post!!!
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such a great post!

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daggistr said...

Wow such a tallented man with passion !

Thank Yoy Dear and have great weekend too :)

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Shekinah said...

Wow!!! This is a nice post. Very informative. Mr. Luigi is very talented. I think I already saw a movie with a flying boat I just can't remember the title of the movie. Ugggh! Anyway, I love his works.

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