It May Not be Lunedi But…

… It’s Lunacy!

As difficult as it is to believe it’s been over five years since we left Italy and there are times when I still miss that wonderful country.  Chiefly I miss my beloved friends there, but also the cuisine, the culture, the climate, the chaos, and the confusion.  Yes I honestly sometimes miss those last two defining characteristics of that mad beautiful country. What I do not miss is the sheer lunacy of bureaucratic moves such as this:

Some one painted this little scene on a wall just off Borgo Pio near the Vatican.  I don’t know about you but I find it charming and also telling – Peace has won the day in the game of Xs and Os played by the Bishop of Rome.  And frankly I can almost see this happening – spying Swiss Guard and all.

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However someone at the Vatican or  Roma Capitale (or both) thought otherwise and within a matter of a day or two sent out a crew to remove the “offending” art.

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Would that they were so quick in rid the glorious buildings and monuments of the mindless graffiti that covers so many structures in the city.

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As one Roman friend said when they saw this:  Perhaps they should send these guys to do something useful like pick up the garbage that litters the streets – or maybe fill in a few potholes – or even clean the gutters so that street won’t flood during winter rains.

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Many thanks to my friend Robert, a long time resident of the Eternal (and eternally surprising and maddening) City for posting this originally on Facebook.

On this day in 1813: The Battle of Leipzig concludes, giving Napoleon Bonaparte one of his worst defeats.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

5 thoughts on “It May Not be Lunedi But…”

  1. I find it hard to believe the Italians (Not known for their reticence) would find this so outrageous. DOn’t they allow bare breasts in their adverts?

  2. Oh no! I saw the original work of art as a Guardian picture of the day, and now the proof of its destruction. As you say, so paradoxical in a country which I thought liked to celebrate a bit of cultured anarchy once in a while. Banksy would have approved this one. His problem, of course, is having his works extracted from the places to which they give value.

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