Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Rome, the other one

The one in GA, to be specific.

It has seven hills, a Forum, and a Capitoline Wolf.

The latter is an exact replica of the ancient original. Which is a great piece or artistic history. It sits in front of city hall, alongside a dedication plaque direct from Benito Mussolini and featuring a fasces. Which, I can not help but think, would be better placed in a museum.

As much as the statue itself was fun to see, the presence of the plaque exposed as as it is made for an uncomfortable experience. On the other hand, it is part of local history. Does it really make it difference if it is behind glass in a display case with an accompanying description? In my opinion: yes.

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