Vienna, Virginia: Small Phoenician Ship

The ship is built of concrete and shells, with what appears to be a large pigeon figurehead. An adjacent concrete patio allows close-up inspection.

Phoenicia Resto

Address:
2236 Gallows Rd, Vienna, VA
Directions:
Phoenicia Resto. On the west side of VA-650/Gallows Rd just north of its intersection with Electric Ave. The ship is on the roof of the underground parking garage just south of the restaurant.
Phone:
703-204-9555
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Phoenician ship replica.

Mosaic Ship and Sign with Bonus Well

The Phoenicians' nearly three-century eastern Mediterranean dominance as merchants, traders, and colonizers is well recognized at the Phoenicia Resto restaurant, with a custom-crafted mosaic sign and ship, enhanced by a shell and concrete-infused bow. I hope the neutral colors don't reflect on the proprietor's cuisine. A small well nearby with a poised pouring pitcher inspires appreciation for modern plumbing. In an area dominated by office buildings, shopping malls, traffic jams, chain restaurants, and upscale power-broker dining, this outdoor decor is unusual and easily missed if you're not a pedestrian or cyclist.

[kate schwarz, 10/17/2020]

The ship is built on the roof of an underground parking garage. You can walk up a short set of stairs to a small concrete patio where you can stand next to the boat and pose for photos. The ship's sail, which had been lowered in 2019, is now back up.


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