Italian Graffiti

By: Kitty

Mar 31 2012

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Category: photo, photography, Travel


Focal Length:28mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This ghostly image was graffiti’d on a temporary metal wall in Florence, Italy.


2 comments on “Italian Graffiti”

  1. This is more art than graffiti.
    Of St. Sebastian, who in his early days was accused of being a Christian, strapped to a tree, shot full of arrows, left for dead. He survived… did some good work, and was later beaten to death for his trouble. He did not survive. He’s the patron saint of athletes and solders and people ask him for intercession against plague.

    So it really makes you wonder what statement the artist is making here, or if this was something really cool to paint here.

    Thanks for sharing this interesting photo. I love your work.

    • Michael, thanks for the story of St. Sebastian. I don’t have a clue as to why the artist painted here but can add more details about this. This wall was about eight feet tall, one of those somewhat temporary structures they put on a pedestrian street to keep people from seeing and disturbing street workers doing improvements. It was in front of the Academia Museum and looked as if it had been there for more than a year. It had been, I was there the year prior and remember seeing it then as well.

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