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“I wish… to return to Rome.”

OK first to correct the misnomer: you don’t make a wish when you toss a coin into the Fontana di Trevi (I mean, you could, but there’s no guarantee on that coming true.)

The accepted legend has it that if you toss a coin into the fountain, you are ensured to return to Rome.

I’d say that’s still a pretty sweet deal! ; ) ┬áSee you in a bit Roma!

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 11, 2011 in Art, Europe, Italy, Rome, travel

 

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Paint job?

I know this excellent painter. A bit slow, but does the walls beautifully. You will not regret hiring his services.

I know that the Vatican didn’t.

 

 

And if you want a ceiling specialist, I have another contact.

Dude’s a bit moody, and works at his own pace, but genius.

PS: It’s not allowed to take pictures in the Sistine Chapel, so I have no clue where I got this picture from! O_o

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2011 in Art, Europe, Italy, Rome, travel

 

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If I ain’t comin’ in, you’re comin’ with!

 

Totally loved this piece of street art on Via dei Serpentini. (A ‘historic’ break, if you will.)

A lot of people looked at me strangely, as most were shooting the Colosseum or the Chapel in other directions and I was shooting a ‘no entry’ sign.

I think I heard the old lady mutter as she passed me by, “What’s happened to tourists nowadays?” :D

 

 

 
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Posted by on October 9, 2011 in Art, Europe, Italy, Rome, Street Art, travel

 

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Taking Greenery to New Heights!

Madrid is serious about its greenery. In fact, this stunning natural wall growth/mural/art/life is a testament to that. I saw people sitting for half hour at stretch, looking at it, not getting tired. I know, because I did the same.

Love it.

Here’s a tighter shot of the greenery.

PS: A special tribute to SJ, without whose innovation I couldn’t have been shooting or uploading my daily travel shots.

 
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Posted by on October 6, 2011 in Art, Europe, Madrid, Spain, travel

 

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A colourful ‘bem-vindo’ to Lisbon!

This is on Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo (sounds almost like a character from a famous Indian movie).

3 building,adjacent, all covered with art! Yes, that’s what it is nay-sayers.

Notice the spokes on the crown going ‘out of the building’ :)

I think Lisbon and I are gonna get along – just fine!

Another building-art in 5 minutes.

 
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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in Art, Pop-Art, Portugal

 

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